Rippon ‘Emma’s Block’ Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2015

$195.00 inc. GST

Emma’s Block faces eastward on the lakefront where ancient clay reefs run laterally through fine schist gravels. Emma’s Block is named after the great-great-great grandmother of the current generation of the Mills family, through whom the name entered into the family.


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Fruit Handling: Picked by hand into small, 10kg cases allowing the fruit to arrive at the winery’s sorting table undamaged and intact. Picked and fermented separately in 3, 2- tonne stainless-steel fermenters. 27% whole cluster component.


Fermentation: Each parcel is fermented and matured apart before blending. The winery’s resident yeast population (non-inoculated) started fermenting on day 4 to day 9 of cuvaison. The ferments reached maximum temperatures of 14 – 29°Celsius.

Total time of skin contact: 20 – 27 days


Barrel management: 10 months of new (26%) to 4 year old French oak barrels. The malolactic fermentation went through unaided (non-inoculated) in springtime; it was then racked back into barrel and allowed a second winter in neutral barrels before being run directly into bottle without filtering or fining.


Total time in barrel: 17 months
Bottling date: 12th November 2016

pH: 3.68 , T.A.: 7.5g/l , Alc.: 13.8% ,R.S.: < 2 g/l

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Reviews / Awards / Ratings

“A wealth of black cherries and flowers, pepper-laced cocoa powder and a stony, savory edge. The palate delivers cola-like dark spices and a core of rich dark plums and black cherries. Seamless, succulent tannins draw deep into the finish. Drink in 2020.” – 95 Points, James Suckling.
95 points, James Suckling, Oct 2018
96 points, Wine Front, Sept 2018