Big Sky Te Muna

Pinot Noir

2022 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.


Colour: Crimson.

Bouquet: Ripe cherry and dark plums on the nose with a hint of warm mushroom.

Palate: Intense fruit, backed with cinnamon and warm spice, supported by silky tannins.

Food Match: Match with gamey meats, barbequed lamb, roast duck, tomato and mushroom-based dishes.

Cellaring: At its best now to 2028.

Viticulturists and winemakers: Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban.


100% Pinot Noir – clonal mix 70% 115, 15% Abel, 15% 667 and 777.


Te Muna and Dry River Flats, Martinborough.

Harvest date:

13 March to 5 April 2022.

Brix at harvest:

22 to 25 brix


De-stemmed and lightly crushed to retain predominance of whole berries.


Fermented in 2t open fermenters. Wild yeast ferments. Daily punchdowns or pump overs. Warm ferment ~30C peak. 28 to 33 days on skins.


15 months in French oak, 15% new. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel in spring.

Wine Analysis at bottling:

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.6
RS: <0.05g/L

wine - grape processing

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