St Jacques Pinot Noir 2013

St Jacques Pinot Noir 2013

St Jacques Pinot Noir 2013

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  • sustainable production

With a fragrant bouquet of black cherries, spice and subtle oak our St Jacques Pinot Noir 2013 is vibrantly fruity and silky soft.

Our St Jacques Wines
Named after Coquille St Jacques - French for the beautiful scallop shell, our St Jacques wines are inspired by Nelson’s carefree lifestyle in the sun.

 

 


• From Sustainable Production, accredited by
  Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

• 100% fruit from our Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Close planting: 3780 vines/ha
• 9 Clones: UCD5, UCD 6, 10/5, 22, 114, 115, 667, 777, Abel

Weather Conditions: Spring and summer were hot and extremely dry, enhancing great flavours in our grapes. Rain set in just one week before harvest, making for anxious times. Luckily the fine weather returned for another 3 weeks – just long enough to bring our crop in safely and in good condition.

• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 4 April with 23.4 Brix


• 1 week cold maceration at 2 ○C
• hand-plunged, gentle press cycle 
• Gravity-fed from press area to main winery

• aged for 12 months in French barriques, 23% new barrels

• Minimal pumping
• Gentle filtration in a single pass from cloudy to sterile.
• Bottled on 30 July 2014 in Light-Weight Bottles to reduce our Carbon Footprint
• Screw Capsules
• 13.5% Alcohol