Julicher Estate 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: Hand-picked, mostly destemmed, with 25% whole bunch, the must received a 3 to 5 day cool maceration before the fermentation begun. Ferments had twice daily plunges to extract concentration of colour and flavour from the skins. After pressing and settling, a natural malolactic fermentation ensued in 15% new French oak barriques. After 10 months oak aging, the wine was blended, filtered but un-fined for optimum Te Muna character.
Tasting Note: Dramatically perfumed on the nose with complex aromas of dark plum, dried herbs, mint and earthy forest floor. Full bodied and powerful on the palate with intense, ripe dark fruits, undercurrents of exotic spices and a well-structured finish.
Enjoy now through to 2024.
100% Pinot Noir, clones 6, 115 and Abel
- HARVESTED: March to 12 April 2014
- BOTTLED: 2016
- ALC. 13.67%
- pH 3.60
- TA 5.2 g/L
- RESIDUAL SUGAR 0.26 g/L
- Contains sulphites