Cult Crimson ’18 – Single bottle
A fun, fresh take on Pinot noir. Fruit was sourced from the old organically certified Mahana vineyard here in Nelson. 50% Destemmed on top of the remaining 50% kept intact for carbonic maceration. The ferment was foot stomped after a week and kept on stems. Pressed to amphora for 10 months. 12.5% alc. Zero additives and preservatives and a very small amount of sediment due to no filtration.
Colour: Light in colour due to the carbonic maceration with slight touch of sediment.
Nose: Wild strawberries, dark Cherriers and a big presence of Italian herbs and earthiness.
Palate: Medium-bodied, keeping true to the tones of wild berries, savoury herbs with a nice red currant acidity and enough tannic grip to pull it together without being too invasive.