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Peter Max Pinot Noir

Peter and Max are the first names of the growers who supplied the fruit for the first vintage of this wine. The fruit sources have since changed but the name remains to honor the beginnings of our multi-vineyard Pinot Noir blend. The philosophy here is to use the different batches to form a blend that is more than the sum of its parts.

Latest release (2018)

An elegant, complex vintage showing beautifully integrated fruit and savoury notes. Raspberry, red cherry and cinnamon on the nose, with confected strawberry and orange rind on the palate supported by a savoury herbaceousness and subtle saline minerality. With fine tannins and signature bright acidity, the wine drinks well now and will improve through 2025.

Vinification

Naturally fermented with 70% of the fruit de-stemmed and the remainder left as whole clusters. Extraction is kept to a minimum during active fermentation with a total time of 4 weeks on the skins.

Technical Analysis

pH 3.60
alc% 13.4%
Total acidity 5.4 g/l

Total sulphites 70 mg/l
Residual sugar 2.4 g/l