Noble Late Harvest 2018

Noble Late harvest is a sweet wine made from Botrytis Cinerea infected grapes, Botrytis Cinerea is a fungus that forms on the berries skin under the optimal conditions such as humidity or misty mornings and then sunny afternoons. The fungus causes the berries to naturally dehydrate and shrivel up leaving the winemaker with the tools to produce the nectar of the Gods. The grapes are hand harvested early mornings from our misty almost ghostly block of Viognier coming in at 53 Balling. We destemmed and crushed the berries and then fermented it on the skins for 14 days. We then pressed the skins and continued the fermentation in a stainless steel tank until the ferment naturally stopped because of the high concentration of sugar. Finally the wine is matured in 400L 4th fill French barrels for 12months and then fined and filtered to become one of only 3400 bottles.

Alcohol 9.5% Sugar 231.8 g/l
TA 8.6 g/l pH 3.66

Facing: North-west
Soil types: Sandy soils with pockets of gravel and a clay substructure
Irrigation: Supplementary
Harvest date: 5 April 2018

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