An approachable fresh Pinot noir with ripe black cherry aromas and a balance of spice, smoky oak and soft tannins. Powerful and rich mouthfeel and tasty lingering finish. With silky tannins, good length and a generous aftertaste. It is a medium bodied wine with hints of delicious savoury oak and just a touch of spice. A very approachable Pinot Noir with sweet spicy aromas.
This wine has been specifically made to be more approachable, while still young and fresh. During the fermentation process great care was taken with temperature control to ensure only lighter smoother tannins were extracted from the skins. Stored in French oak barrels for 8 months rather than the usual 12 to ensure the oak flavours in the wine were not overpowering. These measures have combined to create a very smooth elegant Pinot Noir.
From the Winery
There are a lot of similarities between growing premium fruit and premium grapes. The vineyards have been established on steep north facing slopes where the terrain is too tough for summerfruit but absolutely ideal for grapes. Soils are schist based and free draining. A variety of different clones have been picked to suit the sites.
The grapes are grown on a Vertical Shoot Postioned (VSP) trellis system and generally spur pruned. Tucking, trimming and leaf plucking are all performed by hand. Harvesting has and will always be conducted by hand to obtain premium quality. The various clones ripen at different times and special attention is given to ensuring grapes are only picked once optimum ripeness, flavour and character have been reached
Don't Pay: $34.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Winemaker: Howie Hinton
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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