Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir 6 Pk (Copy)


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2019 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir is a “vibrant expression of the unique Foggy Hill vineyard site”. The wine is translucent with a carmine hue. The aroma is of fragrant cherry and blue berry fruits with the faint spice of stalks. The oak provides a complexing but muted Chinese 5 spice bouquet and all of this is reflected in the flavour of the wine. The flavours are delicate and lively, and the tannins refined. 2019 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Nair is the reflection of the perfectly ripe fruit from which it was made and is a “typical expression of the unique Foggy Hill terroir.”

Vintage Notes

2013 was a warm and very dry vintage at Parawa without heat waves. Foggy Hill received 1301°C days of heat over the 2013 growing season against the long-term average of 1135°C days and received a meagre 63% of normal growing season rainfall. Early season warmth accelerated the growth and fruiting processes at Parawa ensuring an early harvest but the moderate summer day temperatures of the very maritime Parawa climate, preserved the fragile and delicate aromatic Pinot Noir varietal character.

Winemaking Notes

The small black bunches of Foggy Hill Pinot Noir were hand harvested on the 6th of March, 2 weeks before the normal harvest date. They were transported to the Tapanappa winery in the Piccadilly Valley where the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and chilled to 0.8 tonne open fermentation tubs containing 15% chilled whole bunches.

A four-day cold maceration preceded the initiation of fermentation. Fermentation took 8 days of daily hand plunging and reached a peak of 32°C. At the completion of fermentation the tubs were sealed down for a further 8 days of maceration on the skins.

The tubs were pressed gently in an airbag press and the wine was immediately gravitated to French oak barriques (30% new) with complete lees. The wine was left on full lees until the malo-lactic fermentation was complete. After malo-lactic fermentation the wine was clear racked and a small amount of SO2 was added.

After 10 months in barrique, Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir was clear racked and bottled in February 2014.

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