Region: Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Total acid: 4.6g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
Tasting notes: This is about the purity of Pinot Noir with spicy savouryand bright, juicy red fruits. It is medium-bodied with soft velvety tannins, a mix of tart and sweet cherry fruit with a chocolate touch to the lightly oaked finish and a spicy zestiness to the lingering aftertaste
Vintage Conditions: 2016 vintage was a year to pick on flavour. Early spring growth, a long growing season, very dry summer with dry harvest conditions have allowed the berries to develop to full ripening potential.The result is some of the most aromatically intense and structured red wines we have produced yet.
Viticulture: Diurnal temperature fluctuations, low rainfall, low humidity and fantastic deep free draining soils combine to create an exceptional environmentfor Pinot Noir. Harvested from 3 vineyards allows selection of the best batches to consistently produce pure Pinot Noir.
Fermentation: Temperature controlled fermentation using only natural yeasts, combined with hand plunging to optimize the fruit and tannin balance. Following extended post-ferment maceration on skins the wine was drained and pressed to barrel. Rigorous barrel selection and blending is followed by minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling.
Oak Handling: 100% French oak aged for 8 months with a mixture of selected cooperages of which 15% of the barrels are new.
History: Established in 1996, the family owned and managed.
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