Pinot Noir 2019

Mt. Beautiful

Terroir: Our Pinot Noir is planted on the Southern section of our vineyard, which has the highest elevation, providing extra warmth and less exposure to frost. In addition, our vines are closely planted to reduce vigour, resulting in lower crop levels and allowing us to ripen these grapes to achieve a true expression of this variety. We hand tend all our Pinot Noir throughout the season and at harvest. Our mix of Pinot Noir clones were specifically chosen for their flavor profile with 50% of the vineyard planted in Burgundy clones

Vinification:After a cold soak of 5 -10 days a fast fermentation ensued. All the time being treated very gently with careful plunging twice daily. The wines were then left on skins for a further
period, some cuvees pressed quickly to retain freshness and fruitiness whilst others that had better tannin structure and were left on skins for an extended period. The wines were all aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for 11 months where they underwent the malolactic fermentation prior to blending and bottling 12 months following harvest.

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Tasting Notes: It begins with sophisticated floral fragrances of sweet spice and ripe soft red berry fruits, while showcasing an elegant medium-weight palate that features fragrant
strawberry and bramble fruit, earthiness and subtle tannins.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: North Canterbury
  • Winemaker: Alastair Maling
  • Sustainability: Certified sustainable
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 4.8 g/L
  • Residual Sugar: <1.0 g/L
  • Avg Production: 1698 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: mixture of clones

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