Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir

Vintage:
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  • Vintage Details:

    Cool, light crops, late harvest

    Brix:   22.6 average 
    Production level: 34 hl/ha
    Hand harvested: 100%

  • Winemaking:

    Whole bunch:  10%    
    Destemmed:  90%    
    Fermentation vessel:    Combination of French oak cuves & stainless steel tanks
    Fermentation:    Inoculated
    Barrel type:    French oak barriques
    New barrel %:   25%   
    Maturation:  10 months  
    Fining:    No
    Filtration:   Yes - Coarse 
    Bottled:    Mar-13

    WINE ANALYSIS

     
    Alcohol:    12.8
    Residual sugar:    Nil
    pH:    3.86
    Acidity: 4.5 g/l

  • Tasting Notes:

    Deep brick red colour. Vibrant aromatics of red and black cherries, rose petal, sandalwood and wet earth. On the palate, fresh red fruits and fine dry tannins provide a soft yet complex finish.

  • Food Match:

     Duck dishes 

  • How it's Drinking:

    Recommended cellaring: 5 years from vintage

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Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir
From the old, stony soils of the higher terrace on our Te Muna Road Estate, this vineyard is planted with eight clones of Pinot Noir in more than 40 different parcels.

From this melange of parcels, the grapes are hand-picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts before spending 8 months in small French oak barrels without racking to produce our Te Muna Road Pinot Noir - a dark and brooding wine with a silky layered texture that provides interest and complexity.