Fancrest Estate
Pinot Noir
2016

Grown under a certified organic programme (BioGro #5124) on our Estate. This was the seventh vintage made entirely on the Estate.

A really hot summer turned wet and cool before harvest amplifying cool climate Pinot characteristics.

Hand harvested; 100% destemmed without crushing into open top fermenters, wild ferment helped along only by gentle hand plunging. This was followed by a long slow post fermentation maceration. Maturation took place in a selection of quality tight grained French oak barriques (mainly Allier and Tronçaise), none new, for 18 months. 

Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Contains no additions and no added sulphites. Bottled under screw-cap in light-weight glass.