Pinot Noir 2013

NZ$60.00


Vintage 2013 Production - 2,441 bottles
Vine Age 19-25 years
Clones CL5, CL6, Abel, 114, 667 & 115
Vineyards Cambridge Road Homeblock Martinborough
Elevage 22 months in neutral oak
Composition 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 14.1%
Sulphite Content <10ppm 

 

Take your time with this wine, there is both power and finesse at play here. From the generous 2013 vintage comes our most structured Pinot Noir to date. I've employed high levels of whole clusters in ferment to amplify structure and aroma then tempered this with long barrel time. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Now in its middle years, it is revealing the character that comes with age. There is wet forest and fire roasted plums but also earth and undergrowth. The palate is full and firm with spice that lingers thanks to the tannin of this great vintage.