Big Sky Te Muna
This is our flagship wine, from our low vigour, low cropping vineyard.
Hand-picked, crushed into 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged, and judicious use of new oak in ageing. We make it to show off the delicious Te Muna fruit characters – ripe berryfruit, dark cherries and plums –set against mouth-filling savouriness, warm spice, and silky tannins. Lithe and elegant.
Bouquet: Perfumed floral and red berry aromas.
Palate: Round dark cherry and plum characters on the palate, finishing with silky tannins.
Food Match: Match with gamey meats, barbequed lamb, roast duck, tomato and mushroom-based dishes.
Cellaring: Enjoy now or cellar to 2029.
Viticulturists and winemakers: Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban.
100% Pinot Noir clones 115 (75%), Abel (10%), UCD5 (5%), 114 (5%), 10-5 (5%)
Te Muna, Martinborough
Low vigour alluvial terrace – cropped at 0.6t/acre
26 March to 7 April 2019.
Brix at harvest:
22.5 to 24.5 brix
10% whole bunch, remainder destemmed with minimal crush.
Wild ferment, 23 to 28 days on skins, spring malo in barrel
12 months in French oak barriques. 12.5% new oak, lightly filtered.
Wine Analysis at bottling:
TA: 4.5 g/L
RS: <1 g/L