2016 Pinot Noir, Pirinoa Road, Martinborough, New Zealand
Rich, ripe and seductive. Spicy notes dominate the nose, with background aromas of dark cherries and a hint of liquorice that fill the glass.The palate has a richness and velvet like complexion from harvesting fully ripe grapes.
Our winemaking style focuses on producing a well balanced Pinot Noir that is finely structured and has both elegance and texture. The fruit was hand harvested and immediately taken to the winery, where the grapes were 90% destemmed. The must then underwent cool pre-ferment maceration for seven days. 100% natural fermentation was followed by nineteen days on the skins. Eleven months in French oak barriques of which 20% were new