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Pinot Noir 

The 2013 eco.love Reserve Pinot Noir is carefully blended from 3 vineyards in the Lowburn and Bannockburn sub regions. All are farmed using certified BioGro organic practices. The vineyards are planted in unique soils of fine loess over schist gravels with plants being a mixture of Dijon clones.

Vinified using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts, and 11 months in French oak – 20 % new – before racking and settling in tank for a further 4 months. Fermentation was carried out using de-stemmed fruit including the addition of 25% whole bunches. Perfumed with lovely aromatics, there is a range of complexed fruit notes of darker berry fruit, some spice, savory tones and dried herbs. The 2013 has a silky and lush texture, concentrated fruit power yet finely balanced with fine tannins throughout and long in flavor. No filtration or fining, deposits may form.

Riesling

The 2015 eco.love Reserve Riesling is blended from 3 different vineayrds in the  Bannockburn, Lowburn and Gibbston sub regions. We use traditional and certified organic approaches to wine growing, producing wines which reflect soil and season and all from unique single vineyard sites. Soils are fine loess over schist gravels on all sites, harvested mid April at an average brix of 22. Winemaking was whole bunch pressed, fermentation in a mixture stainless steel barrels and tanks, using wild yeast and minimal temperature control, aged on gross less for 3 months.

This Riesling is medium weight in a off dry style. Floral and citrus aromas, lush flavors of lemons, grapefruit and candied lime characters, underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity. We aim to produce Riesling of purity, precision and balance with a long resonance of flavor. The wine is drinking extremely well now but can be cellared with confidence for five to seven years.


Rosé 

The 2015 eco.love Reserve Rosé is from Gibbston valley region and is made dry in style. We use traditional and certified sustainable approaches to wine growing, producing wines which reflect soil and season from this unique single vineyard site. Soils are fine loess over schist gravels, and grapes were hand harvested in April at around 6 tonnes per hectare.The Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir grapes were whole bunch pressed over 48 hours to retain color - fermented in stainless steel at ambient temperatures using wild yeasts.

This Rosé is a refreshing lighter body style of Rosé refreshing, easy drinking wine with aromas of strawberries and rose petals. Fined before filtration and bottling July 2016.

 

Pinot Blanc

The 2015 eco.love Reserve Pinot Blanc is from a single vineyard in the Gibbston sub region. We use traditional sustainable approaches to wine growing, producing wines which reflect soil and season and all from unique single vineyard sites. Soils are fine loess over schist gravels on all sites, hand harvested in April at around 8 tonnes per hectare. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, fermented at cool temperatures using a mixture of wild and introduced yeasts and fined before filtration.

This Pinot Blanc is off-dry style. Nectarine, peach stone and mango aromatics followed by a mineral driven palate showing great texture,depth and persistence.