Nautilus Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2017
Marlborough - The 2017 Nautilus Pinot Noir is dark ruby in colour. The complex nose displays dark fruits, earthy notes and a touch of toasty spice. The palate is concentrated and elegant with a fine dense core of tanins and a long savoury finish.
New Zealand > Marlborough
Alk.: 13,5 % ABV | RZ: 0,4 g/l | GS: 5,3 g/l
100% Pinot Noir
To make this wine, fruit from Pinot Noir clones 114, 115, 5, 667, 777 and Abel was hand harvested and de-stemmed without crushing to allow a portion of whole berries in the ferment. A small amount of whole bunch fruit was also included in some ferments (average 18% whole bunch).
The grapes were fermented with indigenous yeast in open top fermenters after a 6-8 day cold soak. Careful cap management, using our pneumatic punch down device, has resulted in extraction of only the soft ripe tannins. After pressing the wine was racked directly to a mixture of new and older French oak Barriques, where it remained undisturbed until filtration and bottling in March 2018.