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.

Harvest Note
While the season was wet through the Spring, it was dry and warm through ripening period, yielding an iconic vintage.
Tasting Note
Deep burgundy with a purple hue. A complex nose of lavender, truffle and chanterelle mushrooms is followed by a full spectrum of fruit flavors, from wild strawberry to blueberry, all tempered by savory tones and velvety tannins.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Martinborough
PH: 3.68
ABV: 13.7%
AGING: 13 months in French oak barriques, 25% new
Unique Selling Points
  • High elevation Te Muna Road Vineyard gives grapes terrific freshness and acidity.
  • Indigenous yeasts and moderate oak againg give layers of complexity

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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