Pinot Noir 2011

NZ$80.00


Vintage 2011 Production - 4,842 bottles
Vine Age 19-25 years
Clones CL5, CL6, Abel, 114, 667 & 115
Vineyards Cambridge Road Homeblock & Regent Street Martinborough
Elevage 12 months in neutral oak & 6 months in stainless tank
Composition 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 13.4%
Sulphite Content <10ppm

A lovely vintage with a calm balanced growing season, slightly cooler than average has allowed the delicate side of Pinot Noir to sing. Tannins are fine-boned, acids are clean and fresh, modest whole bunch brings a forest spice and a mineral side into frame. Gorgeous clean aromatics of the forest margin, wild dark cherry, resinous spruce, juniper and cedar is clearly in focus. The aromatic spice notes are nicely restrained and show the restraint this finely chiseled wine requests. With time expect the forest floor to come into view along with aromas of aged meat and fungi and game. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.