Koyama William’s “S” Pinot Noir 2017
$95.00 inc. GST
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)
Limited release of the 2017 vintage: only 36 bottles available!
Tasting Note: The colour is very dark and dense. On the nose, kirsch liqueurs, smoked meats, beeswax, dried dates and also exotic spices such as cloves and cinnamon. On the palate, the tannins from the skin, stems and seeds all combine to form a rich tapestry of flavours. The wine is very young and while it can be enjoyed now it will need time to realise its full potential. Cellaring for 10 years and beyond will show it true pedigree. Aged in French Oak barrels (100% new) for 18 months. No fining or filtration is applied.
Winemaking Notes: This wine was vinified only using grapes from the selected hillside blocks of Williams’ Vineyard. Clone UCD 5 and Abel were used for this wine. After being hand harvested, the grapes were sorted again in the winery, and whole bunch clusters (about 70%) were fermented in open top French Oak barrels. Hand plunged twice a day during fermentation, and pressed in a hand-operated small basket press.
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand