Nanny Goat Vineyards Queensberry, Pinot Noir, 2020
Fruit for this wine was carefully hand picked and destemmed into small open top fermenters, retaining a high proportion of whole berries. One small oak fermenter contained 100% whole bunches and underwent a period of carbonic maceration prior to being foot stomped - the final blend contains 26% whole bunch. Individual fermenters underwent a short pre-fermentation maceration before fermenting naturally and being left on skins for up to 32 days before pressing. After a brief period of settling, the wine was roughly racked, taking a small portion of light lees and transferred to 225L French oak barriques (27% new) where it underwent natural malolactic fermentation and matured for 11 months before being racked, blended and prepared for bottling in late March 2021.