Pinot Noir, Te Muna Road Vineyard, Martinborough
From the old, stony soils of the higher terrace on our Te Muna Road Vineyard, this 33 hectare vineyard is planted with eight clones of Pinot Noir in more than 40 different parcels.
From this melange of parcels, the grapes are hand picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts before spending over a year in small French oak barrels without racking to produce our Te Muna Road Pinot Noir – a dark and brooding wine with a silky layered texture that provides interest and complexity.
A bright and deep rosey red. Fragrant aromatics of red fruits, plum, tree bark, a variety of flowers, spice and earth. A year of seamless structure, satin tannins and gentle supporting acidity. The palate is pure, long, very finely textured. The lush mid palate holds a mix of red berries, violets, ruby grapefruit, liquorice and exotic spice. The wine finishes with length, poise and delightful focus.
"This wine is a dream, I gave this a mark of 98 in a recent tasting of New World Single Vineyard Pinots for Decanter Magazine. The balance between savoury and luscious fruit with perfect acidity, gives a near perfect silky Pinot”. Rating: 98 Points; Roger Jones, Decanter Magazine(UK)
DECANTER'S TOP PANEL TASTING WINES 2020 96 Points (December 2020).
Food Match: Salmon, game birds, pork or lamb fillet
Cellaring: Up to 7 years from vintage