Aroha

2015 - Te Muna Road Vineyard
Martinborough

Aroha

2015 - Te Muna Road Vineyard , Martinborough

Aroha delivers an intriguing aromatic mix of wooden spices, dried herbs, dark red roses and dark cherries. Complex red and black fruits unfold on the palate with a dusting of lovely fine tannins.

$135

Cancel If you place your order between the 21st December 2017 and 8th January 2018 your order will not be dispatched until 9th January 2018 - this is due to our warehouse being closed for the Christmas period. We are apologising for the inconvenience.

$135

Cancel If you place your order between the 21st December 2017 and 8th January 2018 your order will not be dispatched until 9th January 2018 - this is due to our warehouse being closed for the Christmas period. We are apologising for the inconvenience.

Aroha delivers an intriguing aromatic mix of wooden spices, dried herbs, dark red roses and dark cherries. Complex red and black fruits unfold on the palate with a dusting of lovely fine tannins.

A pure representation

A pure representation

Aroha is a romantic word in the Māori language of New Zealand meaning love. Reflective of its namesake, Aroha is handcrafted with passion from two unique parcels of Pinot Noir, including one of the legendary Abel clone.

The fruit is grown on a slope of an elevate terrace of fertile land at the Te Muna Road vineyard where an ancient dried river bed delivered nutrient rich soil perfect for growing Pinot Noir.

About

5 Stars, 98 Points

"Dense, rich pinot noir with sweet plum, dark berry, floral, violet, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. Intense, flavoursome wine that is deliciously accessible now but has a promising future. The wine has a perfect balance of fruit sweetness and ripe tannins. It is long and layered with impressive complexity."

Bob Campbell, MW

October 2017

95 Points

"Classic Martinborough Pinot here, with the dried roses, thyme and dried herbs, cherry and blackberry, and sweetly spiced smoky caramel scented oak. Medium bodied, cool acidity, firm fine grained tannin with spice and savoury ashen whole bunch complexity, cherry and rose oil perfume, intense and very long, with emery tannin trailing in the aftertas

Gary Walsh, Wine Front

August 2017

18.5+ Points

" Very sexy and curvaceous but not at all heavy this is another great 'Aroha'."

Matthew Jukes

October 2017

2015

Dense dark cherry colour. Great depth of aromatics with notes of plum, dark cherry, sage, thyme and fresh bark coming through.
The palate shows a wonderful level of elegance from this low-cropping growing season with a roundness of red fruit beautifully integrated with layers of savoury dry tannins which finish long.

Rare lamb loin, herb crusted with plum relish and puy lentils.

7 - 10 years from vintage

Cool start, low crops, dry and early

24.2 average

20 hl/ha average

100%

50%

Combination of open top stainless steel tanks and French oak cuves

Indigenous yeast

French oak barriques, 30% new

2014

Vibrant dark cherry colour. Beguiling aromatics of dark rose, ripe cherry, and a hint of freshly trampled dry pine needles. The wine unfolds seamlessly across the palate with the dense core of ripe red fruits made to feel lithe by lovely acidity and complex fine tannins befitting of the growing maturity of our Pinot Noir vines.

Duck

7-10 years from vintage

Warm and dry, excellent.

24.2 average

52 hl/ha

100%

50%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 30% new barrel

2013

Bright dark cherry colour. Beautifully lifted nose of dark rose, spiced red fruits, fresh bark and tar. Elegantly composed on the palate with lovely fruit density carried long by fine acidity and velvet like tannins slowly unfolding for a long and dry finish.

Duck

5 - 10 years from vintage

Warm and dry, excellent.

23.8 average

29 hl/ha

100%

60%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 32% new barrel

2012

Deep red colour. An intriguing aromatic mix of wooden spices, dried herbs, dark
red roses and dark cherries. Complex red and black fruits unfold on the palate with
a dusting of lovely fine oak tannin and then fruit and stem tannin provides the
structural backbone.

Duck

5 years from vintage

Cool, light crops, late harvest.

23.8 average

29 hl/ha

100%

70%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks.

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 30% new barrel

2011

Brick red and maroon in colour. Spiced fruit aromatics with notes of plum, cherry,
blueberry and scented wood. A velvety feel on the palate with ripe rounded tannins
leaving the lovely sweet fruited core well poised.

Duck

5 years from vintage

Warm, excellent crops, ripe.

24.5 average

62 hl/ha

100%

60%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

French oak barriques, 35% new barrel

2009

Vibrant dark ruby core. A heady mix of rose, cherry, a hint of cinnamon and plenty
of earthy savoury notes make for an enticing aroma. The palate is densely packed
with svelte tannin which, while seeming soft on entry, continues as a rich vein of
structure to the very back of the palate. Balance and delicacy matched with
incredible length.

Duck

7-10 years from vintage

Dry, hot summer, cool finish, excellent.

24.5 average

28 hl/ha

100%

90%

French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 35% new barrel

2008

Deep plummy red in colour. The aromatics reveal black cherry, bark, plum, dark
spices and truffle with a hint of old, dark red rose petal. Rich, yet not heavy, the palate is densely wound and brooding with fine acidity and a core of quality suede
like tannin. Flavours of dark berry fruit, ripe plums, fresh dug earth, spice, coffee, hints of fennel and liquorice unfurl on the palate. The wine finishes with length and
grace. A wine of engagement rather than ebullience.

Lamb, game dishes

10 years from vintage

Warm, dry, balanced crops, exceptional.

24.2 average

25 hl/ha

100%

95%

Open top French oak tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 37% new barrel

2007

Deep blackish red with crimson tones. The aromatics are intense yet brooding, dark cherry, spice, dark red roses, liquorice, tar with bright notes of fresh young violets and roses. The palate has dark brooding fruit, cherry, blackberry with elements of bark, spice, earth and tar. Fine silk and graphite like tannins coat the mouth and run deep on the palate. The finish is rich, long and flavour filled.

Lamb, duck or rabbit dishes

10 years from vintage

Warm, dry, balanced crops, exceptional.

24.7 average

100%

100%

Small French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 42% new barrel

2006

Intense purple colour. Brooding aromatics of black cherry, tar and old rose
underpinned by a dark savoury element. The palate is rich and deeply concentrated
with velvety mouth coating tannin, flavours of black cherry, florals, forest floor
notes and warm spice. The structure is long and complex filled with savoury black
fruited characters.

Lamb dishes

7 years from vintage

Warm, classic, balanced crops.

24.2 average

30 hl/ha

100%

100%

Open top stainless steel and French oak tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 35% new barrel

TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD

TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD

Martinborough

41° 16' 41.3"S

175° 29' 3.7"E

The Te Muna Road Vineyard is located some 7 kilometres outside of the Martinborough township. The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces, the higher comprising very old, stony clay infused soils perfect for Pinot Noir and the lower terrace of younger stony soils interleaved with limestone – providing an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc.