Aitken’s Folly 2014 Pinot Noir
Aitken’s Folly are a small boutique, artisan vineyard in Central Otago. All wines are made with grapes planted, grown and picked by ourselves. Our motto is Live, Grow, Create, Local.
Fermented very traditionally in open topped tanks, hand plunged & indigenous yeasts. A month on skins for tannin development prior to gentle pressing.
Maturation in French barriques (30% new) for 12 months before minimal filtration, fining and bottling.
A warm start to the year in the region meant that the vines started well in 2014 and cooler settled weather over flowering resulted in a very good fruit set. A hot early summer, a cool mid-summer extending into a glorious autumn characterizes this season. Warm days & cool nights in March and April helped the ripening of the fruit on the vine and intensified flavours and ensured that high natural acid levels remained intact.
Food pairings: Match with pork, beef and lamb dishes over the next 5+ years.