Tasting note Medium to dark purple with ruby pink hues. Fragrant sweet dark berry, blueberry, spice, mushroom, and a hint of leather. Full bodied with sweet dark cherries, spice, dries herb and smoky oak. Concentrated with bright acidity, silky fine texture and a very long mineral finish.
Food matching Great matched with roast lamb, mushroom based dishes as well as vegetable dishes with a little sweetness and a touch of acidity.
Grape variety PINOT NOIR 100%
Sustainable certifications SWNZ
Growing district of grape CENTRAL OTAGO
Geology Schist and sandy loam.
Harvest Hand harvest
Vinification Carefully hand harvested grapes were batch fermented. Mostly destemmed with two batches with a small portion of whole cluster component. Fermented on skins for around three weeks. The resulting wine was gently pressed to French oak barrels for maturation.
Aging Nine months in French oak barrels. 20% New oak.
Residual sugar 0.14g/L