The Billet-Doux is a Pinot Noir, made similarly to our other Pinots, but without any addition of Sulphur at arrival into the winery, or any part of the process, including bottling.
"Fascinating nose, humus, a wild and feral quality; delicious purity of fruit. Silky and textural entry with a little prickle on the tongue, showcasing loganberry, plum and wood smoke with nice chewiness from the tannins. Time adds dark chocolate and charcuterie to the brightness and vivacity, while the tannins are very fine. Rather delicious. No sulphur added."
Review from Mark Henderson of the Otago Daily Times - www.odt.co.nz
Harvest date: March 2018
Schist based alluvial loess soils, 30 meters deep.
100% Pinot Noir from own rooted vines, planted 1998.
Biodynamic principles, practiced from 2011.
Organic certification to European Union equivalence.
All fruit hand-picked and destemmed.
Aged for 11 months in French oak.
Bottled March 2019, no added Sulphur. 13.8% alc/Vol.
700 x 6 bottle cases
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