Excellent, textbook NZ pinot noir. Weirdly great value.
|Article number:||Excellent, textbook NZ pinot noir. Weirdly great value.|
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Appellation: Marlborough, Wairau Valley
Region: New Zealand
Soil: Sandy loam over deep gravel
Average Vine Age: 30 years
Farming practices: Estate fruit, sustainably farmed.
Vinification: A portion of the fruit was hand-picked and plunged in small open vats until the fermentation completed. The machine harvested portion fermented in stainless steel. The ferment was pumped over twice per day with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius.
Aging:A percentage of the ferment was transferred to barrels to complete the fermentation in new oak. The balance was aged in one and 2 year old French barriques for 10 months. Light fining with egg white.