Noble One 2011 (500ml)

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Region: Riverina

Appearance: Light golden.

Bouquet: A captivating nose of cumquat and marmalade with a hint of almond and vanillin oak.

Palate: Layers of intense botrytis fruit including citrus, marmalade, a touch of butterscotch in harmony with attractive vanillin oak and a deftly balanced finish of sweetness and acidity.

Suggested Cuisine: Enjoy with stilton cheese, pear and almond tart, or a pannetone and peach trifle.

General Characteristics: Sweet / Medium Bodied

Vintage Conditions: Persistent rain throughout the summer months resulted in high humidity leading to the earliest harvest in Noble One’s history, with picking beginning on St Patrick’s day. Excellent botrytis was present in each vineyard with baumés rising rapidly. Harvest was all over in seven days.

Winemaking: Vineyards that have regularly provided fruit for Noble One over the years were once again selected for the 2010 vintage. These vineyards consistently produce ideal botrytised Semillon fruit with sweetness, lusciousness and intense botrytis flavours, which are synonymous with this wine. Each vineyard is harvested separately then fermented and matured individually. Each vineyard has characteristics that enhance the complexity seen in this wine when blended together. Matured in 29% new French oak barriques, 64% one and two year old barriques with 7% left unoaked to add some freshness to the final blend.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 10.0% pH: 3.5 TA: 10.9 g/L

Cellaring: This wine is ready to enjoy now and has a cellaring potential for up to 10-15 years.

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