Mayfield Vineyard William Pinot Noir 2022


Fermentation was in two-tonne open fermenters and included a small component which had been destemmed. A parcel was fermented carbonically and a further component of whole bunches left for ten days. All of this contributes to the complexity here. Pale crimson in colour with notes of brambles, mushrooms, florals and game with a touch of cloves and hints of animal skins. There is bright acidity too contributing to the refreshing style. Red fruits, most notably raspberries, emerge on the palate with silky tannins found on the finish, which is of medium length. Would benefit from a year or two in the cellar and then being drunk over the following five to six years.