Santolin Wines Gladysdale Pinot Noir 2018
This wine is made from fruit grown on the Willowlake Vineyard in the small village of Gladysdale in the Upper Yarra Valley.
This wine has been hand crafted with minimal winemaking intervention. Hand picking commenced on March 15th, 2017. 15% whole bunches and 85% whole berries were left to cold soak in an open pot, then left to ferment naturally over a 14 day period with regular hand plunging.
Once dry, the ferments were pressed to a mixture of new and old French oak barrels where they underwent natural malolactic fermentation. On completion of malo, the wine was matured on lees for 10 months then carefully racked before bottling. It was not fined or filtered.