Julicher 99 Rows Pinot Noir 2015
Viticulture: This wine is a blend of different Pinot Noir clones sourced from different blocks in our vineyard in Te Muna Road and a vineyard on Martinborough Terraces.
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.
Colour: Dark cherry red
Aroma: Earthy and toasty with cherries, plums and hint of dried herbs, mocha and leather.
Palate: Complex, savoury, mouth filling and soft wine with spicy cherries, plums and sweet berries.
Drink from now to 2025.
100% Pinot Noir, clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667, 777 & Abel
- HARVESTED: 1 April - 125 April 2015
- Harvest Analysis: Brix: 20.5 - 22.5 pH: 3.35 - 3.50 TA: 7.6-10.1 g/L
- BRIX 22.1-25.3
- BOTTLING DATE: 20 April 2017
- ALC. 13.5%
- pH 3.47
- TA 5.7g/L