Princess Butterfly Pinot Noir 2013

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2014 - 2020

The aroma is enticing with intense plum, cherry and strawberry fruit with a hint of spicy oak.  The fresh fruit momentum continues on the palate with vibrant plum and dark stone fruits finishing with some firm acid, beautiful tannins and integrated oak. 

Viticulturist Notes

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were picked and crushed during the cool of the night to retain their varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout.  Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction.

Wine Harvest Notes

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry - the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid was tricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality and magnificent, vibrant colour in the reds.

Food Recommendations:

Spiced duck with confit ragu and other game meats, or porcini mushroom risotto.