13%, Screwcap, 13%
So close, yet so far. Making Pinot is never easy and just doesn’t quite have the delicacy that you really want (or I want). No questioning the dedication, however, the wine wild fermented in open fermenters and with a proportion of whole berries.
It smells serious too, all cherry fruit and cloves fruit and meatiness. The palate, however, is a bit mean and awkward, the acidity raised and contrasting to the fruit ripeness, making for something a little lumpy and lacking in genuine fruit. Will it work itself out in time? Maybe, but not quite there for the moment.
Score: 16/20, 87/100