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About This Wine
Nick Farr - Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year 2020
"We're just as happy with Tout Près 2018 as we are the RP Pinot. Tout Près has shown its credentials for a number of years, with its understated presence. A vintage with amazing appeal and balance because of the high-toned acid. Tout Près vineyard in the past has generally been tight and structured at the time of release, but in more recent years the palate is finer and more delicate from the outset. The layers of flavour, tannin, and acidity morph into an extremely long back palate.
Only a touch over 2.5 acres, it has three individual soil types across a three-sided cirque (an amphitheatre-like valley head) that rises above the other vineyards. Each slope consists of a soil type. The largest slope is black volcanic soil of limestone, the second is quartz gravel mixed with red ironstone soil and the third, an iron strand in grey sandy loam. The clones that will acclimatise and mutate over time are currently 113, 114, 115, 667, 777 and MV6 to become the Tout Près clone.
At 7,300 vines per hectare, Tout Près is the most densely planted vineyard on the estate (hence the name, meaning "very cosy"). The soils and intense competition force the vines to work hard, resulting in fruit that is lush but masculine and provides the coveted structure found only in the most ageworthy wines. Tout Près is fermented with 100% whole bunches in a five-tonne oak fermenter. This wine has the flavour profile and intensity to absorb 100% new Allier French barrels." - Nick Farr