What's the difference between the Dokter and Close Planted? Dokter is 100% whole bunch fermented. Now for the wine geeks out there, what is this exactly? In normal red wine making process, the first step after picking the grapes is to remove the stems. Whole bunch fermentation is a traditional method of winemaking that adds extra risks and can cause unwanted results. However more and more winemakers are moving towards this method. Why? It can produce incredibly interesting wines with more velvety tannins and added structure making a wine that's great for ageing.
The Dokter 2015 Pinot Noir has a pronounced nose, perfumed, red berries, strawberries, hint of bubblegum/sherbet. Palate is delicate, fleshy and soft with silky tannins. Well structured, medium body. Flavours of cranberry, red currant, sour cherries, strawberries, wild herbal notes of thyme and sage. An incredibly seductive Pinot that stands up to some of the best Burgundy crus (at a fraction of the cost!). This one will be totes amazeballs in 7 years time if you can keep your hands of her!