Pinot Noir

$23.00

A friend once said that a good Pinot Noir should feel like it’s punching you and kissing you at the same time.

We’re still not convinced we like the sound of this – however, this wine really does punch above its price point, with more layers of complexity than a good game of jenga. It is rich with dark fruit, mixed spice and earthy characters.

5 Star Rating from Sam Kim (senior NZ wine judge)

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SKU: 27PN16

Description

The Pinot Noir vines were planted in 2002 and have sunk their roots deep into the ancient Glasnevin Gravels of the Terrace Edge vineyard. The vines are managed organically and much work carried out by hand. Crop levels are always kept low to achieve great concentration of flavour.

After hand-picking, the fruit was hand-sorted at the Greystone winery.  The grapes were gently destemmed and then transferred to open top fermenters, where they were cold soaked. Native fermentation generally started after 5 days. The cap was plunged manually to achieve delicate extraction from the skins. Post fermentation maceration lasted up to 3 weeks to allow ripe fruit tannins to soften, flavours to deepen, and gain in complexity. The wine was then pressed into French oak barrels (25% new) and aged for 11 months before bottling.

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