Tohu Whenua Matua 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir
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Tohu Whenua Matua 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir

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ABOUT THIS WINE
Dark fruits and smoky, spicy French oak meets ripe plum, balanced smooth tannins, and subtle earthy notes. A complex yet elegant Nelson Pinot Noir.


VINEYARD
Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Tarakona (Dragonfly, or Dragon)Block. Planted 2005.
2.0ha. Ancient Moutere alluvium clay soils, featuring deeply weathered and dissected gravels.


TASTING NOTE
• A vibrant ruby red hue in the glass
• Rich dark fruits and smoky, spicy French oak on the nose
• Palate of ripe plum, subtle earthy notes, and balanced smooth tannins


VITICULTURE
• The growing season began with cooler temperatures during flowering impacting fruit set and resulting in low to moderate yields
• A cooler summer brought higher than usual levels of precipitation to the region
• Clean fruit at ideal ripeness levels was achieved through meticulous vineyard management allowing light and airflow into the canopy


WINEMAKING
• Grapes were gently hand-harvested, days apart to ensure maximum ripeness and quality
• Lightly crushed and destemmed fruit was held in stainless steel for around six days
• The must was slowly warmed and inoculated with specifically selected yeasts
• An extended maturation period on skins allowed for gentle and balanced extraction of colour and tannin
• The wine was developed in French oak barrels before secondary malolactic fermentation

ANALYSIS: Vintage: 2017 | Alcohol: 12.5% | pH: 3.78 | T/A: 5.1g/L

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