99 Rows Pinot Noir by Julicher 2016
Viticulture: This wine is a blend of different Pinot Noir clones sourced from different blocks in our vineyard in Te Muna Road. The vines are tended by hand and are sustainably grown.
Winemaking: The grapes were hand-harvested and de-stemmed into small open top vats for fermentation. The must received five days of cool pre-fermentation maceration before the fermentation began. The cap was treated with a punch down three times daily during the peak of fermentation. After fermentation finished, the wine was pressed into new and old French oak barrels for maturation and underwent complete malolactic fermentation in the spring. It was racked off lees for blending and filtered for clarity. This is a single block, barrel select wine.
Colour: Dark cherry red
Aroma: Sweet ripe blue and red fruits and lifted rose petal floral notes elegantly lift from the glass, later developing hints of Bergamot orange peel.
Palate: The bright, vibrant acidity combines with fine chalky tannins to provide an elegance and purity that typifies Te Muna Road Pinot Noir. The clean finish juxtapositions the complex earthy undertones of the mid palate.
Drink from now to 2025.
Pinot Noir clones 5, 115, 114, and Abel
- HARVESTED: 5 April till 20 April 2016
- Harvest Analysis: Brix 22.4-23.6 pH 3.30 – 3.52 TA 8.0-9.6 g/L
- Oak Maturation: 10 months in French oak barriques
- BRIX 22.1-25.3
- BOTTLING DATE: 18 August 2017
- ALC. 13.0%
- pH 3.55
- TA 5.93 g/L