Tinpot Hut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

£12.49

  • Gold - Spiegelau NZ

TASTING NOTE

Intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry and plum mingle with a hint of redcurrant. Savoury mushroom and toasty oak characters complete the attractive nose.Classic black cherry notes dominate the palate and are supported by hints of bramble, reflecting the aromatics. Structurally, the tannins are soft and silky, and well balanced acidity ensures good length and weight.

Pinot Noir grapes were sourced from well-tended, low yielding vineyards in the Omaka Valley and Blind River regions in Marlborough.

The 2014 growing season was characterised by an early dry spring followed by typical cool nights and warm days in late summer and into the early autumn. This allowed for full ripeness with wonderful fruit intensity.

The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness and carefully transported to the winery for de-stemming and chilling. Each batch of fruit was kept separate in small open top stainless steel fermenters and cold soaked for four to five days to extract maximum flavour and enhance colour stability. The wine was fermented using a mixture of selected yeast strains and hand plunged up to six times daily. After fermentation several batches were put in a mixture of new and older French oak barrels. The remaining batches were aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate fruit characters. Each batch went through malolactic fermentation and was aged on lees before blending and bottling.

13.5% abv

 

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014
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  • Tinpot Hut Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014