Winery: Joshua Cooper
Region: Macedon Ranges - Victoria
Winemaker: Joshua Cooper
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Bright ruby. Very classical and very typical of Doug’s Vineyard, filled with the typical exotic spice, rose, some clod earth and sweet herbs and concentrated sour cherry and raspberry fruit. Long, fine and deep, with silky but present tannin and cleansing, sappy acidity. This is Josh's favorite expression of this special to date and should have a long life ahead of it.
Once hand harvested in the cool of morning, with careful sorting in the vineyard, 100% was transferred as whole cluster to open fermenters. The must was then allowed to soak 4-5 days at its cool ambient temperature until fermentation commenced. There after the grapes were gently extracted by a combination of pumping over and pigage by foot.The wine then pressed after a total of three weeks on skins and transferred to a single new (Laurent “Magic Cask” thick stave,
blonde toast) three young (2-4yo Laurent “Magic Cask”) and eight old (6-10yo) oak Burgundian piece for lees aging for 12 months, followed by six months in stainless steel on fine lees. Before racking and bottling, unfined and unfiltered. The only addition to the wine is a small dose of sulphur the week before bottling.