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Te Muna Estate
Pinot Noir 2020
Redcurrants, cranberries, dried herbs and sweet spices on the nose. Some cedar, too. It’s medium-bodied with lively acidity. Fruity and crunchy with vibrant character, tension and balance. Succulent finish..
This is an unfined pure expression of our vineyard’s best Pinot Noir vines. Blended together to create a distinctive, complete and satisfying wine.
96pts Double Gold - New Zealand International Wine Show - Nov 2022
92 pts James Suckling - Oct 2022
Tasting NotesDownload PDF
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.
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