Shelter Winery Pinot Noir 2021

$72.95

Description

From vineyards with an average age of 40 years, maceration and fermentation in open French oak vats, punch down 4 times per day, 6 week skin contact. Ageing in French oak barrels (50% new, 50% old) for 16 months with malolactic fermentation. No fining or filtering. 1690 bottles made. Dense, luscious and spicy this has incredible structure and understated, fine tannins.

Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sugar: 0.7 g/L
Organic farming practice

93+ Falstaff: “Attractively cool on the nose. Complex aromas of dark cherry, orange zest, elderflower, cranberry and tea leaf. Bright red fruit on the palate with a floral component and chalkiness, fine tannin with integrated acidity. Underpinned minerality, long finish. Great wine.”

95 James Suckling: “Captivating dark aromas of elderberry, liquorice and old balsamic vinegar with just a whiff of smoke. Compact and concentrated on the medium-bodied palate, in spite of just 12.5% alcohol. Excellent length, the finish positively dry, also thanks to the lively acidity that keeps the structured finish bright and precise. A little aeration in the glass opens this up nicely.”