99 Rows Pinot Noir 2014

Julicher 99 Rows Pinot Noir 2014

Viticulture: This wine is a blend of different Pinot Noir clones sourced from different blocks of our Te Muna Valley vineyard of Martinborough.

Winemaking: 100% hand-harvested and de-stemmed, this wine relished in pre-fermentation maceration for extraction of characterful fruit forwardness. The ferment received punch-downs twice daily during its peak, the resulting wine undergoing a malolactic ferment and 10 months aging in new French barriques. Racked and blended, this wine expresses a well-considered Te Muna personality.

Tasting Note: A softly perfumed nose of cherry and red berry gives way to flavours of dark plum and spice on a fleshy palate. Balanced acidity integrates with the ripe fruit and soft tannins to produce a long and velvet-like finish.

Drink from now to 2024.

Technical Specifications:

100% Pinot Noir, clones 5, 114, 115, 667, 777 & Abel

  • HARVESTED: 21 March - 11 April 2014
  • BRIX 22.1-25.3
  • BOTTLING DATE: 25 November 2015
  • ALC. 13%
  • pH 3.57
  • TA 5.3g/L
  • Residual sugar 0.32 g/L
  • Contains sulphites