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.
|Residual Sugar||0.22 g/l|
18 months in older
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.
Elegant, plush flavors of plum and black cherry are accented by black tea, spice and licorice notes. Gains momentum on the finish.More Reviews