Pinot Noir 2020

Aromas of deep black doris plum, and dark cherry. Rich on the palate with blackcurrant, plum, forest floor notes and subtle spice. An elegant wine with classy tannins and a long vibrant finish.

  • Previous 2019 Vintage:
    93 points by Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jun 2021)
    95 points and 5 Stars by Bob Campbell MW (Jan 2021)
  • The season started with mild temperatures throughout Spring, an earlier than usual budburst and rainfall in late Nov/early Dec providing good levels of moisture. We were challenged with two severe cold fronts during budburst and flowering which despite frost fighting efforts resulted in a smaller crop. Warm and settled weather followed producing overall a hotter than usual growing season. With veraison starting in the last week of January, we began (to expect) yet another early harvest. The 2019 vintage impression is extremely good quality.
  • Hand-picked on the 31st March, 8th and 9th April. Each clone was small batch vinified with a small percentage of whole cluster per ferment. Cold Soaked for up to 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in. Gentle plunging each day, followed by post maceration of up to 9 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on skin; 19-24 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (28% new) where the wine aged for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs.
    The winemaking was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.
  • pH: 3.51, TA: 5.9 g/L, Alc: 14.0%
    Bottling Date: 5th November 2021
    Ageing Potential: 6 – 9 years

Download Tasting Note


Pinot Rose 2021 - Awarded 96 Points

Pinot Rose 2021 - Awarded 96 Points

March 23, 2022

By NZ Wine Rater, www.nzwinerater.com (Mar 2022)
Methode Traditionnellé Vintage Rosé 2016 - Awarded 94 Points

Methode Traditionnellé Vintage Rosé 2016 - Awarded 94 Points

March 22, 2022

By NZ Wine Rater, www.nzwinerater.com (Mar 2022)
Chardonnay 2020 - Awarded 96 Points

Chardonnay 2020 - Awarded 96 Points

March 21, 2022

By Cameron Douglas MS (Mar 2022)
Méthode Traditionnelle Rosé NV - Awarded 93 Points

Méthode Traditionnelle Rosé NV - Awarded 93 Points

March 21, 2022

By NZ Wine Rater, www.nzwinerater.com (Mar 2022)

Are you enjoying our wines? Find out about our Cellar Club

Subscribe

Net Orders Checkout

Item Price Qty Total
Subtotal $0.00
Shipping
Total

Shipping Address

Shipping Methods