Pinot Noir

2016 - Martinborough

Pinot Noir

2016 - Martinborough

Hand-harvested from selected blocks at our Te Muna Vineyard, this Pinot Noir exudes mouth-filling fresh red fruit flavours. With structurally integrated tannins, this wine is instantly appealing and deliciously ‘Martinborough’.

Hand-harvested from selected blocks at our Te Muna Vineyard, this Pinot Noir exudes mouth-filling fresh red fruit flavours. With structurally integrated tannins, this wine is instantly appealing and deliciously ‘Martinborough’.

Seductive and silken

Seductive and silken

Gentle handling with whole-bunch fermentation and delicate French oak Barrique treatment ensures a floral wine which embodies the distinctive intense fruit characters of the region. An elegant, silky texture with a delicately balanced tannin structure and a texturally dry finish.

About

92 Points

"Firm and distinctive, with a muscular tannic backbone that adds some appealing tension to the dark spiced plum and tobacco notes. An edge of acidity keeps the flavors energetic and lively. Drink now through 2023."

Wine Spectator

September 2017

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

September 2017

2016

Bright red with vibrant crimson hue. Enticing pure fruit aromas of red cherry and raspberry meld with rose and damp earth. Supple and fleshy across the palate with a youthful fruit profile and lovely fine tannins creating an elegant dry finish. Beautifully varietal.

Poultry

3 to 5 years from vintage

El Niño, warm & dry. Excellent.

23.8 average

42 hl/ha

100%

85%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 7% new barrel

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- 5 years from vintage

Cool start, low crops, dry and early

23.2 average

21 hl/ha

100%

85%

Combination of French oak cuves and open top stainless steel tanks

Indigenous

French oak barriques, 20% new barrel

Martinborough

Martinborough

Martinborough has a cool temperate climate which ensures longer ripening and lower fruit yields. The cool temperature, alongside the rock and clay soils ensures the resultant wines have floral aromatics and enhanced flavour profiles as well as a rich density of red fruit and texture.