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Maipenrai 2012 Pinot Noir - Available until sold out


We have started releasing our 2012 Maipenrai 2012 Pinot to our Gold Customers, Silver Customers will get access to the wine starting October 6, and Bronze Customers get access on October 14th. 

2012 was a cool, but good year for Pinot Noir in Canberra. A year where the vines had the right amount of rain, sun, and warmth during ripeing to do their thing. 

Fermented with wild yeasts and 15% whole bunch, we hand plunged the grapes as the ferments went through quickly reaching temperatures in the high 30s. We kept the wine on skins for a total of 28 days and used our basket press to gently extract the wine from the skins. Neither fined nor filtered, we bottled the wine with vin-o-lok glass stopper after 22 months in barrel. The 2012 Maipenrai Pinot is of a medium garnet hue, with an intense and complex brambly nose. On the palate the wine is much richer than its colour might suggest, with some spice and notes of cherries and dried meat. The wine is already drinking well, but should gain in additional complexity over the next 5 years, drinking well for another 5 years after that. A wine for the Pinot aficionado.