2020 Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir

$70

Coal River Valley

Brooding notes of dark cherry, cardamom spice and undergrowth on the nose. The wine exhibits a lovely balance of umami and red fruits underscored by notes of mushroom, cured meat, cherries and bramble on the palate. Finely boned tannin, a lively acid, and a bright future ahead.


Vintage
2020
Variety
Pinot Noir
Volume:
750mls
Alcohol:
13.1%
pH:

3.57

Acidity:

5.7g/L

Maturation

The wine was matured for 11 months in French oak puncheons (500 litres) of which 25% was new.

Closure
ScrewCap
Style

Dry

A warm, dry start to the growing season with September and October rainfall well below average, and maximum temperatures generally above average. This was followed by warm dry conditions through summer with some areas of the south receiving their warmest summer on record. February saw some reprieve from the heat with a touch of rain to freshen up canopies.

2020 saw a dry start to the growing season with winter rainfall well below average. Cold and windy conditions during flowering resulted in smaller yields. Early summer saw a continuation of dry conditions but temperatures moderated significantly coupled with significant rainfall in late February and March freshened up canopies providing an ideal finish to the growing season.

The fruit was hand-harvested and destemmed with no inclusion of whole clusters. Fermentation was 12 days in duration with a further 10 days of ‘infusion’ (post ferment soak with vessel sealed).

Brooding notes of dark cherry, cardamom spice and undergrowth on the nose. The wine exhibits a lovely balance of umami and red fruits underscored by notes of mushroom, cured meat, cherries and bramble on the palate. Finely boned tannin, a lively acid, and a bright future ahead.