Vineyard & Winemaking: A blend of Pinot Meunier 48%, Pinot Noir 48% and 4% Pinot Gris from vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley & Oakbank. All parcels are fermented in small batches using various proportions of whole bunches and a spontaneous wild ferment with a gentle maceration to produce a lighter delicate style of wine. The Pinot Meunier gives bright red fruits with a generous up front fruit profile, while the Pinot Noir provides tension and length with exotic spices and red fruits. The Pinot Gris, fermented on skins for 10-14 days that results in a pale red / orange colour helps to give a vibrant lift and roundness to the blend. Each parcel is matured in natural French barriques and Puncheons for 5-6 months before bottling with no fining or filtration. This is an early release vibrant young red to be enjoyed young and fresh over the warmer months, serving slightly chilled

Artisan Ridley Pinot X Three

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