Budenberg Vineyard Pinot Noir

  • Budenberg Vineyard Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir

    Managed & farmed by Mark & Andrie Whisson, Budenberg is an iron-heavy, east-facing site at 540m above sea level. Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incredibly steep and rocky site. Grapes are hand-picked & gently destemmed to retain whole berries with 25% whole bunches. Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, then pressed to barrel once dry. Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 15% new oak. Lees stirred in barrel for a few months.