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Holm Oak The Wizard Pinot Noir

Goes well with venison

The lighter tannin structure and the earthy, spicy characters in The Wizard Pinot Noir make it a great match for the rich gamey flavours of venison.

Winemaking notes

Although Holm Oak take a pretty natural approach with all of their wines, the approach to making this wine was for minimal intervention. This wine is slowly evolving to include more of the new clones of Pinot that we have planted over the past 10 years. In particular, the MV6 and 115 add structure and elegance respectively to our older D5V12 clone which still makes up the base of this wine. 30% whole bunches were included in the ferments which were done in small open top fermenters. The ferments were allowed to start naturally and were then hand plunged up to 5 times a day. The wine was then basket pressed directly to barrel. Through barrel selection tasting Holm Oak ensure they select only the best barrels to make the finished Wizard.  In January of 2018 20 barrels (60% new oak, 40% 1 year old) were chosen for this wine. The wine stayed in oak for a further 4 months and was bottled in May 2018.

Tasting notes

This is a beautiful, more structured style of Pinot noir. The complex and fragrant nose shows dark cherry and plum fruit characters, with            some attractive spice and earthy characters. The palate is firm and                                                          savoury as a result of the whole bunch fermentation and new oak, but has lovely dark fruit characters which will continue to open up over time.

Price

£39.50 or just £35.55 to wine club members.

£39.50

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Postage

Price per case (up to 12 bottles)
England and Wales £14
Scotland and Northern Ireland £20
Ireland £25

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