On Giants’ Shoulders – The Guest 2018

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The Collaboration Series, Huw Kinch – The Guest 2018

 

The Collaboration series is a bringing together of winemaking expertise and experience to make individual winemaker expressions of the On Giants’ Shoulders vineyard.

 

The Guest of 2018 was Huw Kinch, a well-known and experienced winemaker.

 

Huw is a renowned winemaker with many years’ experience. After graduating from Charles Sturt University he worked in Margaret River, Hunter Valley, Coonawarra, California, Burgundy and rounded this off with a two-year stint at Trinity Hills in the Hawkes Bay.  After ten years working at Escarpment in Martinborough, Huw moved to take on a role for Aotearoa Fine Wines in North Canterbury.  Huws’ experience influenced his winemaking style, with abundant whole bunch, floral aromatics and solid structure defining his wine.

 

Alcohol                                   13.0%

pH                                           3.70

T.A.                                         5.5g/L

Harvest                                  17.03.18

Bottles Produced                 263

 

Fruit from a single clone of AM10/5 planted in 1982.  The fruit was diligently hand-harvested by Huw and his dedicated team.  In the winery, bunches were hand-sorted, with 100% whole cluster introduced to the fermenter.  Fermentation started using a pied-de-cuve of indigenous vineyard yeast.  Extraction was gently coaxed by exclusive foot treading, with the wine being pressed after 14 days in skins.  Run to a seasoned 500 litre Puncheon, the wine rested for 18 months in oak, prior to racking by gravity.  The wine was bottled in September 2019 without fining or filtration.

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