Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: February 9, 2021 (JS-92)
This has attractive aromas of fresh red cherries, wild herbs, roses and forest wood that lead to a palate that carries ripe, soft red plums, some crunchy pomegranate tang and mellow tannins. Drink now.
We selected a parcel of Pinot Noir from the Burn Cottage Vineyard and combined it with a second parcel of wine from our Sauvage Vineyard to create the Moonlight Race 2018. The combination of these two biodynamically managed sites delivers a wine with wonderful savoury and herb tones, supported by spice, red fruit, pepper and mineral complexity. Supple and elegant, the wine is focused with a lovely freshness with fine smooth tannins.
A very warm vintage with above average temperatures in December and January. Mid-season conditions were very calm with low wind-run and no significant rainfall, so the season was tracking well ahead of usual timing. Some rain, and then overall milder conditions in February and March meant ripening slowed favourably towards harvest. The 2018 harvest was the earliest to date commencing 13th March, however those late season conditions had helped to give lovely ripeness whilst retaining balance and finesse.
Winemaker Tasting Notes:
Wonderful savoury and herb tones are supported by spice, red fruit, pepper and mineral complexity. Supple and elegant, the wine is focused with a lovely freshness and fine smooth tannin extending the palate. Cellaring potential to 7 years.
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