Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

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  • Michael Coopers 4.5 stars
  • Mundus Vini Silver
  • sustainable production

Powerful and finely textured, our Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 impresses with charming scents of wild black cherries, a silken texture and a harmonious, lasting finish.


Silver Medal from MUNDUS VINI Great International Wine Awards 2014

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper
Deep and youthful in colour, it is weighty and supple, vibrant and sweet-fruited, with deep plum and spice flavours, concentrated, savoury and complex. Best 2015+.

4 Stars or 89/100 from Bob Campbell MW
Aromatic Pinot Noir with moderately intense plum, cherry and red berry flavours together with a seasoning of spices. The wine has a pleasingly smooth texture and a lengthy finish.

        • Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
        • Weather Conditions:  A wet and cool spring reduced our crop levels considerably.  Summer was marked by high rainfall and incredible canopy growth.   Luckily a stunning Indian Summer followed, bringing along good ripeness and fantastic flavour development.
        • Single Vineyard: 100% fruit from our 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
        • Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 13 April with 23.8 Brix
        • 4 weeks cold maceration at 2 C
        • hand-plunged, gentle press cycle
        • Gravity-fed from press area to main winery
        • aged for 12 months in new andone-year old French barrels
        • Minimal pumping
        • Gentle filtration in a single passfrom cloudy to sterile.
        • Bottled on 31 July 2013 in Light-Weight Bottles to reduce our Carbon Footprint
        • Screw Capsules
        • 14.0% Alcohol

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