In the cool-climate region of Martinborough, the 81.5 acres terraced Te Muna Road Vineyard is planted with eight clones of Pinot Noir in more than 40 different parcels. On the vineyard’s two distinct terraces, stony soils produce exceptional Pinot Noir. Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed before undergoing fermentation in open-top oak tanks. The wine matures on the lees in oak barriques before bottling.

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Tasting Panel
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
A warm spring with minimal frost events followed by a summer that started warm and transitioned into a moderate spring. Several rain events in late summer early fall made this a challenging harvest with rewarding results.
Tasting Note
Bright cherry with crimson hue. Lifted Morello cherry, with complex notes of fresh truffle and wet earth. The palate provides the perfect amount of structure to carry the volume of varietal fruit that presents. The finish is endless.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with pan seared and roasted duck leg, fresh pasta and sautéed mushroom risotto.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.29 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Aged three months in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness.
Unique Selling Points
  • The grapes come from a distinct vineyard terrace with old, stony soils and a higher location that produces superlative Pinot Noir
  • The higher-elevation Te Muna Road Vineyard is harvested about a week later than sites in nearby Martinborough. The grapes have greater freshness and acidity
  • This single-vineyard Pinot Noir has great complexity, subtle fruit, and very good length in the mouth

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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