Te Muna Estate
Martinborough
Pinot Noir 2018
Butterworth

Pinot Noir 2018

$52.91

Lifted aromatics of wild raspberry and blackberry, while cinnamon, nutmeg spice and an earthiness jump from the glass. The palate is spicy, with great length and beautifully delicate tannins. 

This is an unfined pure expression of our vineyard’s best Pinot Noir vines. Blended together to create a distinctive, complete and satisfying wine.

94pts EXCELLENT Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier - March 2021

94 pts Bob Campbell Master of Wine - Mar 2021

94 pts Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - April 2021

5 Stars, The Wine Writer - May 2021

92 pts James Suckling - Nov 2021

94 pts and Top 10 Pinot Noir - The Wine Rater - Nov 2021

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Tasting Notes

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Colour: Rich ruby red.

Aroma: Lifted aromatic rose petal, wild raspberry and blackberry, cinnamon and nutmeg spice jump from the glass with lavender and earthiness following.

Palate: The palate is spicy, with great length. The Te Muna Road minerality drives through the middle of the palate, showcasing the delicate ripe gypsum tannins that were gently extracted from the skins during ferment.

Winemakers Notes

The grapes were destemmed, then gently fermented and macerated in up to 2.2T lots for at least 20 to 25 days. The fermenters were drained and pressed to French oak barriques, with topping occurring every week with the wines on full ferment yeast lees. The barrels were selected and
combined for a rest period. A light filtration before bottling ensures the stability of the wine.

Harvest date: 16th to 27th March, 2018

Harvest analysis: Brix: 21.0-23.3°Br pH: 3.30-3.64 TA: 6.45-8.55g/L

Wine analysis: Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.64 TA: 5.78 g/L RS: <1g/L

Bottling date: 22nd December, 2020

Allergens: Sulphur – the wine is vegetarian and vegan friendly

94 points - Bob Campbell MW

Appealing, elegant pinot noir with red fruits, spice, wood-smoke, fresh herbs and subtle floral flavours. A high-energy wine with a backbone of bright, fresh acidity and fine, peppery tannins.