te Pā Reserve Collection Taylor River Pinot Noir
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2019 Vintage Now Available
This Pinot Noir possesses a complex and attractive spectrum of aromas of red fruits, liquorice, violets, fresh tobacco, and musk. The palate displays classic Pinot Noir characters of cherry, cola, and cranberry with a layers of five spice, cinnamon, and aniseed. The new oak provides some subtle coffee and mocha notes. The primary fruit is enveloped by fine, chalky tannins.
Enjoy a six pack case of this limited edition, small batch Reserve Pinot Noir for NZD$300.
|Residual Sugar||> 1 g/l|
|Vineyards||Single vineyard, Taylor River, Omaka - Marlborough|
The fruit was handpicked from two blocks in the Taylor River Vineyard, both of which were picked on the 31st of March.
Each block was fermented separately in open top fermenters. The 115 block was 30% whole bunch, while the Abel batch was fully destemmed.
The two batches were basket- pressed to barrel where they underwent natural, full malo-lactic fermentation in spring.
A selection of the best 6 barrels was made for this inaugural Reserve Collection Pinot Noir. These were racked to tank after 11 months in oak and left to settle for a further 3 months before being racked again and bottled without fining or filtration.
The final blend consisted of 60% clone 115, 40% Abel, 1/3 new oak and an average of 18% whole bunch.