|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|
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.