Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

$33.91 NZD

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  • 4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
  • sustainable production

A juicy leg of lamb served with all the trimmings and a glass of our Family Reserve Pinot Noir - a pleasure beyond words!

 

Tasting Notes
Deep in colour, our Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 is vibrant and sweet-fruited with wild cherries and spice flavours, concentrated, savoury and complex.

 

Our Family Reserve
In exceptional years we release wines under our Family Reserve label. They are a powerful expression of our land and our vision.

Weather Conditions
Regular rain fall in spring and early summer promoted a vibrant and lush canopy.

A warm and dry February made for excellent ripening conditions but just a few days before harvest it was back to rain.

Fortunately we got a few more sunny days and with the help of our amazing picking team we managed to bring the crop in safely just hours before cyclone Debbie hit the region – once again extremely lucky!


From Sustainable Production
, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand


Reviews

4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper 
Deep ruby, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, good tannin backbone, and excellent complexity. A powerful wine, it's well worth cellaring to 2021+.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Weather Conditions: Regular rain fall in spring and early summer promoted a vibrant and lush canopy.

A warm and dry February made for excellent ripening conditions but just a few days before harvest it was back to rain.

Fortunately we got a few more sunny days and with the help of our amazing picking team we managed to bring the crop in safely just hours before cyclone Debbie hit the region – once again extremely lucky!

Viticulture
• Single Vineyard: 100% fruit from our 16 year old Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Close planting: 3780 vines/ha
• 9 Clones: UCD5, UCD 6, 10/5, 22, 114, 115, 667, 777, Abel

• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction
• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 28 March 2017

 

        Winemaking
        • Extremely gentle winemaking: 2 weeks cold maceration at 2 degrees, hand-plunged, moderate pressing, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, minimal pumping

        • aged for 12 months in French barrels, 31% new oak
        • Bottled on 14 July 2018 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint
        • Screw capsules, 13.5% alcohol



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