Quantities are in 6 packs - $240 for 6 bottles.
($40 per bottle)
AWARDS & REVIEWS:
5 STARS - Wine Orbit, March 2020
92 POINTS - Cameron Douglas MS
4 STARS - Michael Cooper, Wine Writer
SCORE 16.5/20 - Joelle Thomson, Wine Writer
COLOUR: Intensely coloured darker reds
NOSE: Lifted aromas of wild cherry opening up to savoury and elegant floral notes.
PALATE: A powerful yet elegant pinot noir showcasing bright cherry and red fruit underlined by ripe and silky tannins. The palate combines acidity and roundness giving texture and very good length to the wine finishing with toasted and spicy notes.
REGION: 100% Central Otago
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Central Otago experienced some extreme conditions during the 2019 vintage. There was the wet spring and early summer followed by much warmer summer temperatures from late December. Frosts put our vineyard managers on notice at both the start and the end of the season. Yields were down due to the wetter conditions during flowering and this resulted in excellent concentration and beautiful fruit flavours with intense colours.
WINEMAKING: The fruit was fermented in small single vineyard and clone parcels in traditional open top fermenters. Hand plugging was carried out once or twice daily for the entire maceration period (22 days). After pressing the wine was aged in French oak barrels where it went through malolactic fermentation. No fining was required, only a gentle coarse filtration just prior to bottling.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
Alc Vol: 13.5%
Acidity (TA): 5.1
pH: 3.65 g/L
Residual Sugar: <1 g/L
PEAK DRINKING: Best from 2021 and expected to continue to age well for 7-10 years from vintage in good storage conditions.