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The Pinot Noir is from Seifried’s Brightwater and Rabbit Island Vineyards.
Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun.
Rabbit Island vineyards are situated on a wide river flat. The soil is made up of gravelly sandy loam and free draining. The water table is relatively high ensuring adequate underground water.
The grapes were picked and then underwent a five day cold maceration period before being inoculated for fermentation. The cap was plunged 2-3 times daily during fermentation. A further 3-6 days of skin contact followed the fermentation period before the wine was drained to oak barrels for an immediate malolactic fermentation and ageing.
The Old Coach Road Pinot Noir is warm and varietal. Summer berry fruits, notes of plum and gentle savoury spices define the nose and palate. The wine has a long, warm, generous finish that lasts on the palate.