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