BEAUJANGLES 2021

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LIGHTFOOT - BEAUJANGLES 2021

 

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Small batch, limited release.

Inspired by the Beaujolais Nouveau wines of France, this early release Pinot is super-bright and juicy. Whole-berry fermented and un-oaked for maximum fruitiness and vibrancy. Made to be enjoyed young and fresh over the warmer months. Brunches, lunches, Barbeques and Summer nights. Can even be slightly chilled.

Bright juicy fruit. Drink young and fresh.

 

VINTAGE 2021

ORIGIN Gippsland, Victoria

MAKER Lightfoot Wines

GRAPES Pinor Noir

PAIRING Salmon and pasta dishes


ABOUT

This is the first red to be released of the 2021 vintage, and its great to be able to show how the vines have bounced back from the 2020 vintage. 2021 was everything that 2020 was not, and this is the first of many wines from a vintage that may well will go down as one of the best.

The Pinot Noir grapes were picked and destemmed as whole berries and added to a small fermenter and immediately chilled. After three days, the grapes were warmed up and the must was inoculated with Lalvin 71B yeast. This particular yeast is designed for producing nouveau style early release, fresh and fruity wines with a high production of esters all whilst keeping tannins low. A deliberately cool ferment was conducted (temperature below 25°C), and we did no plunging. Again, this was to keep the bright and fruity characters dominant, tannin extraction low, and avoid the more savoury and earthy notes of warmer ferments. The wine was pressed after 10 days, and run to stainless steel for complete malo-lactic fermentation. Some light fining was undertaken, and then crossflow filtered prior to bottling in July 2021.