THE VINEYARDS: Ceres Bannockburn Pinot Noir is made up of fruit from 2 vineyards in the sub-region of Bannockburn, totalling 8 ha.
I. Inlet Vineyard: Situated on a river terrace above the Bannockburn Inlet along Cairnmuir Road in Bannockburn. Planted in 2002. The soils are loess ranging from 200 ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ 600mm on top off deep clay gravels, around 160,000 years old. On an elevation of 225-245m. 5.25 ha.
II. Black Rabbit Vineyard: Neighbouring Inlet Vineyard, 1.46 ha, the site elevation is 250 ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ315m with ancient soils between 4 and 300 million years old.
Tasting Notes: Attractive and engaging bouquet of ripe red beery fruits - raspberry, plum and cherry; plenty of spice and mineral tones with a wild red rose perfume. On the palate - dry, fruity with flavours that reflect the nose - wild raspberry and plum, moderate toasty oak and oak spice layer, loads of energy, fine tannins and plenty of acidity; youthful. Drink now and through 2027.
TA: 4.6 g/L