The grapes of this Pinot Noir are 100% hand-harvested from selected blocks at our Estate-owned Te Muna Road Vineyard, one of the most prestigious growing sites within the Martinborough region of New Zealand and from other distinct areas of the appellation. The grapes are destemmed (85%) prior to whole-bunch fermentation in a combination of open top stainless steel tanks and French oak cuvees using indigenous yeasts. The wine ages nine months in French oak barriques, 7% new, before being fined, course filtered and bottled.

93 Points
2019 vintage
93 Points
Wine Spectator
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019 growing season was marked by a cool and damp spring followed by warm and dry summer/autumn. The results are fantastic.
Tasting Note
Bright cherry with purple hue. Wild strawberry, blueberry and white truffle notes all in abundance. The palate has so much excitement and vibrancy yet an undeniable depth of flavor. Red fruits and savory notes all present here. The acidity is fresh yet doesn’t distract from the silky mouthfeel - still a long road ahead for this wine.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.29 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Aged 9 months in French oak barriques (25% New)
Unique Selling Points
  • The higher elevation results in grapes with terrific freshness and acidity
  • Gentle handling with whole-bunch fermentation ensures a floral wine

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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