This specially selected blend was crafted from fruit harvested from low-yielding vines at optimum ripeness, gently crushed and chilled for a pre-fermentation cold soak to extract colour and fruit flavour, then warmed, inoculated with selected yeast and fermented over 7 days to dryness with a daily routine of traditional plunging to maximise tannin extraction. After pressing, the wine was matured for 18 months in predominantly French oak barrels.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Aromas of ripe plum and dark berry fruits are complimented with a hint of spice and earthiness.
Smooth tannins support the flavours of dark cherry and spicy plum with hints of spice and brambles adding a layer of complexity. A delicate balance of acidity and tannin make this a wine which will age gracefully
This is a very approachable wine for drinking today but with enough structure and richness to develop with ageing
This intense Pinot Noir is a great match for venison steaks or roast duck.
Medals & Trophies
Commanded - International Wine Challenge