2014 Pinot Noir

TASTING NOTE

Bouquet: Bright red fruit aromatics, delicate florals

Palate: Pure, focussed, supple with elegant red berries, spice

Food match: Duck and other game birds, red meats, mushroom dishes

Cellaring: 4-6 years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region              Marlborough
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.73
Acidity 4.8 g/l 
Residual Sugar 0.22 g/l
Maturation

18 months in older
French Oak barrels

Pinot Noir

A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. Comprising six different pinot noir clones from vines dating back to 1983. Vines are cropped at 5 tonnes/ha (35hl/ha), hand harvested and hand sorted, prior to de-stemming (10-25% whole bunch may be included). The fruit is fermented in small stainless open top fermenters without pumping. Fermentation is conducted by indigenous yeasts over a period of 2-3 weeks prior to pressing into French oak barrels (30-40% new) for 18 months. Bottled without fining or filtration. 

REVIEWS

93 Points, Mary-Ann Woroviec, Wine Spectator

Elegant, plush flavors of plum and black cherry are accented by black tea, spice and licorice notes. Gains momentum on the finish.

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