Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 - Library Wine

Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 - Library Wine

Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 - Library Wine

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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.

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

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand


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+.

91 / 100 Cameron Douglas MS
Varietal and fruity with layers of white smoke and toasty French barrel adding complexity and depth to the bouquet. Engaging and ready. 

On the palate - tense and youthful with firm textures and medium+ acidity. Flavours of red and dark cherry, moments of plum and raspberry then toasty barrel spices with vanilla and clove. Well made with a decent finish. Still needing some cellar time to calm the tannins and wild dried herb flavours.  Best enjoyed with food through 2021 then on its own till 2025.
Cameron Douglas MS

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!

• 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


        • 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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