Hochkirch Steinbruch Pinot Noir 2017




  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Henty, Western Districts, VIC
  • Grapes
    Pinot Noir
Quite light red colour. Bright red cherry fruit with savoury beetroot and earthy gamey notes on nose with just a flash of smoky oak. Palate is mid weight with sweet red and also black fruit, ripe tannin, lively acid and a slight earthy bitterness at the back.

Hochkirch Pinots are made in a bold earthy rich Burgundian style, quite different to the light soft red fruit styles often found in New Zealand & Australia.

Notes from Hochkirch Winery

Steinbruch is a batch selection from the end of harvest: Maximus was picked first followed by Village in the middle. Harvest 24/3: hand-picked with 30% whole bunches, and the rest de-stemmed into open fermenters for a cold soak of 3 days. No additions, then wild ferment with a daily plunge for 8 days. Pressed 4/4 into tank for one day then gravity fed to French wood, 3-10 years old. Natural malo in spring then rested ‘till winter and racked. Rested again and assembled Oct 18 with 40ppm So2 as first addition. Settled in tank 6 weeks then racked with So2 adjusted to 25ppm and bottled. No fining, no filtration, no shit.

Background notes from Hochkirch Winery

"The most capricious of varieties, Pinot is however capable of breathtaking magnificence as no other red wine when terroir, season and man meet in the right coincidence. Although these are early days Pinot seems to feel at home in our vineyard with the rigours of a cold southwest Victorian climate."  - John Nagorcka

(SKU: HK_SPN_17)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2017
Alcohol % 13.5
Grapes Pinot Noir
Region Henty, Western Districts, VIC
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Cork (natural)
Wild Yeast Fermentation Yes
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes

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