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OCD Pinot Noir

Estate grown and sustainably farmed. A portion of the fruit was hand-picked and plunged in small open vats until the fermentation completed. The machine harvested portion fermented in stainless steel. The ferment was pumped over twice per day with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius. A percentage of the ferment was transferred to barrels to complete the fermentation in new oak. The balance was aged in one and 2 year old French barriques for 10 months. Light fining with egg white.

The wine is produced by Hunter’s Estate, one of the oldest and very best producers in the region. The family were pioneers along with Cloudy Bay. All sustainably farmed, estate fruit, the wines reflect an artisanal example of Marlborough. OCD is the wine that launched Communal Brands. Inspired by Melissa Saunders’ obsessive nature about wine.

Winemaker: Peter and James MacDonald
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough, Wairau Valley
Type: Red
Variety: Pinot Noir
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1990–95
Production: 18,000 bottles
Soil: Sandy loam over deep gravel