An approachable, bright and lively Pinot Noir with beautiful juicy red fruits and good structure.
COLOUR Light red colour with some depth and garnet hues on the rim.
AROMA The nose is soft, full and well-packed with aromatic and fragrant aromas of red berry fruits entwined with dark herb and red floral notes, unfolding a little savoury earthiness with aeration.
AGEING POTENTIAL Serve with wild duck and pork, and casseroles over the next 3+ years.
PALATE Medium-bodied, the palate is brisk and racy with lively fruit flavours of savoury red berry fruits melded with fresh, dark herbs with some red floral detail. The fruit forms a moderately deep and dense core, with supple tannins in support. The wine flows with good energy to a lingering, savoury red-fruited finish with herbal nuances. This is a brisk and racy Pinot Noir with moderately concentrated savoury red berry fruit, herb and earthy detail with supple textures.
WINEMAKING Pinot Noir fruit from the ‘East Base’, ‘Clouston’, ‘Pinnacles’ and ‘Winery’ blocks along with a small portion of contracted Martinborough fruit, 95% indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole clusters to 12.7% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 18% new oak
WINEMAKER Allan Johnson
TECHNICAL DETAILS Picking Date: April 2017 Alcohol: 12.7% Bottled: February 2018