Te Muna Pinot Noir 2012

2012 Big Sky Te Muna Pinot Noir

Viticulture

Variety:  100 % Pinot Noir:  clone 115 (80%), 10-5 (10%), Abel (10%)

Crop managed to 1.5 t/acre

Region:  Te Muna, Martinborough

Brix at harvest:  22 to 23 brix

Winemaking

Crush: full destem, light crush.

Fermentation:  7 day soak, 7 day ferment, 10 day maceration before pressing.

Elevage: 11 months in French oak, 20% new.  Spring malo in barrel.

Lightly fined with gelatin.

Wine Analysis at bottling

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH:  tba

RS: tba g/L

Tasting notes

Colour: Purple – ruby

Bouquet: Sweet aromas of red berries, with a hint of violets and vanilla followed by secondary earthy notes.

Palate: Black cherry and red berryfruit characters with a hint of cinnamon and a chocolately finish supported by firm tannins.

Food Match: Ideal with gamey meats. It also suits lighter dishes such as salmon and lamb.

 

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