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Animus 2018

Cambridge Road

Vintage 2018 Production - 2,183 bottles
Vine Age 12-32 years
Clones Pommard, CL5, CL6, Abel & Dijons 115 & 777 & Syrah MS
Vineyards Cambridge Road Homeblock & Lime Gully Wairarapa
Elevage 11 months in neutral oak
Composition 75% Pinot Noir & 25% Syrah
Alcohol 13.2%
Sulphite Content <10ppm

The latest wine in the Animus series draws on Syrah more than ever before its' gifts to the aromatic spectrum are apparent with more forest spice than is typical for pure Pinot Noir.  The wine is a twin vineyard assemblage with its core being driven from homeblock and a lift coming from a limestone site of higher altitude.  Regardless the wine is perfumed, perhaps more so than any of its predecessors the palate relays its youthful nervosity fresh and chalky signaling a comfortable ride ahead even without added preservatives. Enjoy sometime in the the next 6 years or so depending on your patience and preference for aged character.