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2013 Maipenrai Pinot Noir is Available Until Sold Out

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Our 2013 Maipenrai Pinot Noir is available until we sell out. There is not much left, so you will need to be quick.

If you do miss out, The 2014 Amungula Creek Pinot is about to be bottled, and will be released in March 2016, followed by the 2014 Maipenrai, which will be released Next October. There is a fair bit more of these wines than what we produced in 2013. The 2015s are looking even better - one of our most exciting wines, and we made a lot of it!
After two cool wet years in 2011 and 2012, the 2013 growing season was much more typical for Canberra, with a very hot January, moderate rains throughout most of the growing season, followed by a dry autumn with moderate temperatures. Poor flowering meant our total crop was very small.

The 2013 Maipenrai Vineyard Pinot Noir was fermented with wild yeasts and included 20% whole bunches. We hand plunged the grapes with the ferments reaching temperatures up to 34C. We kept the wine on skins for a total of 14 days and used our basket press to gently extract the wine from the skins. Neither fined nor filtered, we bottled the wine under vin-o-lok glass stoppers after 20 months in french oak barrels (1/3rd new).

The 2013 Maipenrai Pinot is of a medium garnet/burgundy hue, with a classic pinot noir nose. On the palate the wine has fresh acidity, some savoury meat characters that accompany the predominant flavours of stone fruits. The wine is of light to medium body, and should gain in complexity over the next 3-5 years, and drink well for 5 years after that.

$180per case of 6 (includes shipping to NSW, ACT, VIC, Adelaide, or Brisbane - other destinations there is a small charge). Wine will be shipped within 2 weeks by Australian Post. We, unfortunately need to restrict everyone to 6 bottles due to the limited quantities.