Block 16 Pinot Noir

2011 - Te Muna Road Vineyard
Martinborough

Block 16 Pinot Noir

2011 - Te Muna Road Vineyard , Martinborough

The Pinot Noir grapes are produced from a small parcel of vines within our Te Muna Road Vineyard that excelled in 2011 creating a wine with lifted perfume aromatics and notable poise.

The Pinot Noir grapes are produced from a small parcel of vines within our Te Muna Road Vineyard that excelled in 2011 creating a wine with lifted perfume aromatics and notable poise.

Notable poise

Notable poise

The Pinot Noir grapes are produced from a small parcel of vines within our Te Muna Road Vineyard that excelled in 2011 creating a wine with lifted perfume aromatics and notable poise.

About

"High red sweet notes with meaty and wet straw scents… very Burgundian aromatics…quite subdued on the palate with Burgundian sweet notes and texture… upright tannins, red and dark fruits, berryfruit, savoury straw, beetroot, fruit just keeps growing in complexity in the glass…intense.. finishes with a classic peacock’s tail upturn."

John Saker

September 2013

2011

Deep dark red. Aromas of brambly black fruits, roses, black tea, fresh bread and peppermint are intense and beguiling. The palate reveals layers of sweet berries, soy and scented wood flavours surrounded by tannins of refreshing complexity extending the length of this wine for an age.

Duck, rich game birds

7 years from vintage

Mild, dry, excellent.

24.6 average

40 hl/ha

100%

100%

Open top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

French oak barriques, 30% 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.