Nick Spencer Wines
2021 Amphora Pinot Noir
Note - This wine was made in extremely limited quantities and will be offered to mailing list customers only.
2021 Amphora Pinot Noir, Tumbarumba, NSW
Pinot Noir grown in the ancient soils of Gundagai at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Fermented and matured in small 250 litre ceramic amphoras made from compressed sandstone.
Ripe plums, pickled cherries, some cinnamon and undergrowth from the whole bunches. Palate is light and floral with lovely fine grained tannins.
Food & Serving Suggestions
French charcuterie such as patés, terrines, rillettes and saucisson sec and with white-rinded cheeses such as Brie and Camembert
The fruit is grown on a vineyard in Tumbarumba at nearly 700 meters above sea level on decomposed granite soils. The high altitude and cool climate make it perfect for growing Gamay.
Hand picked, 100% whole-bunch fermentation, some carbonic fermentation. Lightly plunged by hand 3 times daily. Pressed to amphoras to complete primary ferment. Matured in amphoras for 6 months and bottle unfined and unfiltered.
alc/ vol - 12.5%
Acidity - 6.8g/L
pH - 3.2