Tasting Notes Country New Zealand Region Marlborough Vineyards Johnson Estate and Outpost Block Variety 100% Pinot Noir Year 2013 Harvest Date 14 March to 8 April 2013 Brix at Harvest 21.2 - 24.9 Viticulturist Adam McCone Soils Predominantly clay and silt over gravel alluvium, some hillsides over clay-bound alluvium. Winemakers Paul Bourgeois and David Foes Winemaking Fruit was hand picked, then fermented in open vats. Fermentation started naturally with 'wild' yeasts, after which the wine was pressed off the skins and aged in oak barrels for 12 months. Colour Deep Purple/Garnet Bouquet Sweet cherries and red berries with a fragrant spicy layer on the nose. Subtle licorice and cocoa notes typical of our vineyards. Palate Sweet fruit initially which drives through the palate to a firm, almost chewy finish. The long linear structure and red-fruited flavours typify a favourable Marlborough vintage.