Porcupotamus Pinot Noir Shiraz 2017
Colour: Dark red core with maroon hues and silver rims.
Aroma: Spice, rhubarb, tobacco, red berry fruits and thyme.
Palate: Light and bouncy, fresh, soft red fruits. Pinot like mouthfeel with cherry and raspberry, nice acid lines and fine tannins on the finish.
The Pinot Noir for this blend was harvested on the 22nd of March and spent 11 days on skins in 2.5T fermenters with hand plunging. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel before 11 months maturation in old French Hogsheads. The Shiraz was picked on the 30th of March and fermented in a 10T open top fermenter for 8 days. After completing malolactic fermentation in barrel is spent 10 months in French Hogsheads before being blended for bottling.