Te Muna Pinot Noir 2013

2013 Big Sky Te Muna Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes:   

Colour: Medium ruby-purple in colour

Bouquet: Red currants, raspberries and black cherries with touches of loam and forest floor

Palate: Medium bodied and elegantly fruited, it fills the back palate with juicy red fruit and earthy flavours, grainy tannins.

 Food Match: Great with duck, venison, game, and lamb         

Cellaring: Start drinking 2015 and can be cellared for up to 5 years.

Winemaking  Notes:                         

Growing Region: Te Muna Road, Martinborough

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

Viticulture: 23 and 14 year old vines.  Harvested at 24 brix.  Windswept alluvial terrace. Crop managed to 1.5 t/ acre.

Winemaking: 20% whole bunches added to the whole berry ferment.  7 days cold soak, 7 days ferment, 10 days maceration before pressing.

Maturation: 11 months in 20% new French oak barriques.

Wine Analysis: Alc    13.2               pH 3.72              RS 1.5g/L

Awards and accolades:

88 points - Robert  Parker

Silver medal - Decanter 2015

 

Viticulturists and winemakers:  Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban

 

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