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.
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