2014 Tinpot Hut Pinot Noir

Regular price $32.99 Sale

Marlborough, New Zealand

WINEMAKER Fiona Turner
COLOUR Ruby red with a purple hue
AROMA Intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry and plum mingle with a hint of redcurrant. Savoury mushroom and toasty oak characters complete the attractive nose.
PALATE Classic black cherry notes dominate the palate and are supported by hints of bramble, reflecting the aromatics. Structurally the tannins are soft and silky and well balanced acidity ensures good length and weight.
CELLARING AND FOOD PAIRING Perfect for drinking after release, this Pinot Noir will be at its best over the next 3 to 4 years. Match with lamb, duck and venison dishes, and firm cheeses.
VINTAGE The 2014 growing season was characterised by an early dry spring followed by typical cool nights and warm days in late summer and into the early autumn. This allowed for full ripeness with wonderful fruit intensity.
VINIFICATION Sourced from well-tended, low yielding vineyards in the Omaka Valley and Blind River regions, the fruit was picked at optimum ripeness and carefully transported to the winery for de-stemming and chilling. Each vineyard was kept separate in small open top fermenters and cold-soaked to extract maximum flavour and colour stability. The wine was fermented using a mixture of selected yeast strains and hand plunged up to 6 times daily. After fermentation several batches were put to a mixture of new and older French oak barrels. The remaining batches were aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate fruit characters. Each batch went through malolactic fermentation and was aged on lees before being blended, stabilised, lightly egg white fined and prepared for bottling.
WINE ANALYSIS Alcohol 13.5% | pH 3.65 | RS 1.1 g/L
SUSTAINABILITY Tinpot Hut is proud to display the Sustainable Winegrowing logo on all our wines - practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium grapes and wine.
Gold Medal, Japan International Wine Competition, August 2015
Gold Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition, July 2015
Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition, June 2015
4 Stars/88 points, Wine Orbit, May 2015