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Our winegrower update – March 29th

Vintage is definitely an addiction. 

The third vintage of Novum Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are now fermenting away happily in the winery.  Watching tanks of pinot quietly kick of fermenting over a series of days is strangely riveting.  Its what keeps winemakers coming back year after year. Will and I are no exception. 

Will the wild yeast kick in or at last resort will you need to inoculate?  Shall we pump over every day? Plunge? How often? It is not an exact science by any means and nothing can be taken for granted.  Every day and every year is different. Its what we love about wine right?

Our experience is telling us that even though we have had our challenges this growing season our ferments are looking seriously good. Fermenting at a nice rate and smelling like heaven.  These are all indicators that point towards some lovely wines to come…..

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Novum Pinot Noir 2016
95 Points

Beautifully expressive and refined with sleek black cherry and blackberry fruit. It’s rich and seductive but also has freshness and detail. Great structure and harmony too. There’s some black fruit richness but also lovely red fruit crunch. Such a textural wine with real interest and detail, with opulence but also some seriousness.
— Jamie Goode – UK

Novum Pinot Noir 2016
94 points

First release of a brand new wine brand. Quite a rich, flavoursome and oaky red with cigar box, plum, dark berry, anise/spice and liquorice flavours. Weighty, textural wine appealing spicy complexity. Accessible now but should age well.
— Bob Campbell

Novum Pinot Noir 2016
5 Stars

The great value 2016 vintage (5*) was launched in late 2017 under the brand Novum (Latin for ‘new’). Grown exclusively at “hillside organic” sites – including Churton, Yarram and Ashmore/Settlement – it is a deep ruby, highly fragrant red, mouth-filling, savoury and silky-textured, with generous, ripe cherry, plum, spice and nut flavours, showing excellent complexity and harmony. Already delicious, it should be at its best 2019+.
— Michael Cooper