Pinot Noir

2015 - Te Muna Road Vineyard
Martinborough

Pinot Noir

2015 - Te Muna Road Vineyard , Martinborough

Handpicked from the higher terrace of the vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeast producing a wine with a silky layered texture providing interest and complexity.

$45.95

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.

$45.95

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.

Handpicked from the higher terrace of the vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeast producing a wine with a silky layered texture providing interest and complexity.

Texturally complex

Texturally complex

Pinot Noir is Martinborough’s most planted and certainly most acclaimed grape variety. The region’s warm, dry summers and mild winters have led to complex and structured wines with subtle aromatics and an elegant finish. The success of Martinborough Pinot Noir has to a large extent driven the rapid development of this very dynamic and quality-focused region.

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2015

Bright red cherry colour. Seductive aromas of plums, raspberry, dried rose petals and damp earth. Delicious and long feel on the palate with a fresh core of red fruits integrated with fine
dry tannins to create a beautiful yet texturally dry finish.

Poultry

3 to 5 years from vintage

Cool start, low crops, dry and early

23.7

20 hl/ha

100%

85%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 25% new

2014

Bright red cherry colour with a crimson hue. Seductive aromas of dark cherry, dried rose petals, thyme and damp earth. Beautifully varietal, elegant and long on the palate. Medium weight red fruit richness and fine-grained tannins are drawn out long across the palate by acidity to create a finish which is savoury and dry.

Duck

5-7 years from vintage

Warm, early and excellent.

24.3 average

52 hl/ha

100%

85%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques

2013

Bright red cherry with a crimson hue. Aromas of black cherry, gentle toast and wild herbs prevail with a strong sense of the forest. Lovely ripe flavours of black cherry and red fruits are balanced with fine velvety tannins and a hint of dry earth. Long, soft, fine grained finish.

Duck dishes

5-7 years from vintage

Warm, dry and early.

24.3 average

41 hl/ha

100%

90%

Combination of French oak Cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 25% new barrel

2012

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.

Duck dishes

5 years from vintage

Cool, light crops, late harvest.

22.6 average

34 hl/ha

100%

90%

Combination of French oak Cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

French oak barriques, 25% new barrel

2011

Deep red colour. Prominent aromatics of black cherry and boysenberry overshadow subtle notes of rose petal, bark, and a hint of fresh mint. Rich on the palate, fine oak and intriguing mushroom, soy and dried herb flavours provide complexity to the sweet dark fruited core of this wine. The finish is long and lithe.

Game and lamb dishes

7 years from vintage

Mild, dry, excellent.

23.8 average

47 hl/ha

85%

90%

Combination of French oak Cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

French oak barriques, 27% new barrel

2010

A medium ruby colour. Bright aromas of cherry, raspberry, dried sage and a hint of smoke make for an enticing nose. On the palate the taut, focussed fruit tannin sits seamlessly in this medium weight wine with a silky savoury finish.

Veal

5 years from vintage

Cool, dry and late.

22.8 average

28 hl/ha

100%

100%

Open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous and inoculated

French oak barriques, 31% new barrel

2009

A bright and deep rosey red. Fragrant aromatics of red fruits, plum, tree bark, a variety of flowers, spice and earth. 2009 is a year of seamless structure, satin tannins and gentle supporting acidity. The palate is pure, long, very finely textured. The lush mid palate holds a mix of red berries, violets, ruby grapefruit, liquorice and exotic spice. The wine finishes with length, poise and delightful focus.

Game, pork or lamb dishes.

7 years from vintage

Dry, hot summer, cool finish, excellent.

24.6 average

27 hl/ha

100%

95%

Open top French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 32% new barrel

2008

Deep blackish red. Dark brooding fruit aromas of black cherry, boysenberry with florals, truffle and tar. The palate is silkily structured, with layered fine tannins giving a texture of silk and rose petals. Flavours of the same black fruits and florals, backed with mushroom, bark, fennel and other spices. Dense yet elegant and poised. The finish gradually unwinds revealing bright red berry and violets.

Game birds, lamb.

7 years from vintage

Warm, dry, balanced crops.

24.4 average

25 hl/ha

100%

95%

Open top French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 33% new barrel

2007

Deep black, plummy red. Vibrant and complex aromatics of black fruit, flowers, liquorice, plum and cherry, with secondary notes of earth, cocoa and spice. The palate is full and sweet-fruited with flavours of cherries, violets, tar, bark, smoke, spice and liquorice. Full bodied with fine, velvety tannins that coat the mouth.

Game birds, lamb.

10 years from vintage

Cool, sunny, small crops.

24.6 average

3.2 hl/ha

100%

100%

Small French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 38% new barrel

2006

Bright ruby red in colour. Savoury spice notes are accented by perfumed aromas of violets, red cherry, blackberry and ruby grapefruit on the nose. Complex flavours of cherry, root spice, smoke and florals predominate the textural and creamy palate. The finish is long with red fruit and spice drawn out by the fine, silky tannin structure.

Game birds, lamb.

5 years from vintage

Warm, classic, balanced crops.

24.2 average

30 hl/ha

100%

100%

Open top French oak and stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 35% new barrel

2005

Full purple colour. Brooding aromatics of black cherry and musky plum, with liquorice and floral notes. Dark berry fruit, tar, and spice flavours dominate the rich, full palate that has a fine core of central tannin and bright acidity giving a distinctive velvety texture and persistence on the palate.

Game birds, lamb.

5 years from vintage

Moderate temperatures, damp, low cropping.

24.5 average

15 hl/ha

100%

100%

Small French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 45% new barrel

2004

The colour is bold, moving into dusk-purple. The nose is a perfume of violets, black plums and smoked mushroom. Flavours of ripe cherry and black berry fruit flood the mouth, with forest floor and root spices. The palate is elegant and velvety, giving the wine a warming yet clean feel, carrying intense flavours into a seamless, lingering finish.

Game birds, lamb.

7 years from vintage

Cool, damp summer, late dry spell.

24.5 average

31 hl/ha

100%

90%

Small French oak cuves and stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 50% new barrel

2003

The colour is bold, moving into dusk-purple. The nose is a perfume of violets, black plums and smoked mushroom. Flavours of ripe cherry and black berry fruit flood the mouth, with forest floor and root spices. The palate is elegant The wine is a dark black/purple in colour, denser than all but the finest vintage Pinot Noir. Aromatically complex and initially closed, the fine hazelnut aromas of oak and lees grace the intense violet and creamed black-fruit characters. This silky, classic Pinot Noir is full and rich with ripe black-fruit flavours, hints of cola nut and intense forest floor earthy characters. Fine, long tannins add structure to a complete example of the variety.

Game birds, lamb.

7 years from vintage

24.0 average

100%

90%

French oak cuves

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 55% new barrel

2003

The wine is a dark black/purple in colour. Aromatically complex and lifted with intense violet and creamed black-fruit characters. The silky, classic Pinot Noir palate is driven by warm ripe black-cherry and doris-plum flavours, hints of cola nut and intense mushroom.

Game birds, lamb.

7 years from vintage

23.5

15 hl/ha

100%

100%

Open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 55% new barrel

2002

In its youth the wine is a moderate black/purple in colour. On the nose the wine is complex and lifted, with aromas of black cherries, dark plums, aromatic sweet herbs and hints of wet forest, spice and lovely nutty oak. The palate is classic Pinot Noir, with warm ripe cherry and blackberry flavours, hints of root spices and dried herbs and again a lovely hint of fine French oak.

Game birds, lamb.

7 years from vintage

23 average

13 hl/ha

100%

80%

Open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 50% 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.