Big Sky Te Muna

Pinot Noir

2019 Vintage

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.

$40.00

Can be purchased as part of a mixed case. Free delivery within New Zealand in cases of 6 or 12 (minimum order 6 bottles).
Colour: Crimson.

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.

Variety:

100% Pinot Noir clones 115 (75%), Abel (10%), UCD5 (5%), 114 (5%), 10-5 (5%)

Region:

Te Muna, Martinborough
Low vigour alluvial terrace – cropped at 0.6t/acre

Harvest date:

26 March to 7 April 2019.

Brix at harvest:

22.5 to 24.5 brix

Crush:

10% whole bunch, remainder destemmed with minimal crush.

Fermentation:

Wild ferment, 23 to 28 days on skins, spring malo in barrel

Élevage:

12 months in French oak barriques. 12.5% new oak, lightly filtered.

Wine Analysis at bottling:

Alcohol: 14.3%
pH: 3.9
TA: 4.5 g/L
RS: <1 g/L

Hands-on, and only as big as we can with us being involved at every step.