Tohu Whenua Matua 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017
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Tohu Whenua Matua 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2017

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ABOUT THIS WINE

Darkfruitsandsmoky, spicyFrenchoakmeets ripe plum, balanced smooth tannins, and subtle earthy notes. A complex yet elegant Nelson Pinot Noir.

VINEYARD

UpperMoutere, Nelson, NewZealand.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 inFrenchoakbarriques before secondary malolactic fermentation

• Bottled earlyMarch2018without fining. 7020 bottles produced

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