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A lively, young Pinot with silky texture & fine tannins

The inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, raspberry & floral characters with subtle spicy complexity

Pair with sirloin steak or seared venison with a balsamic jus

Matahiwi Estate Mt Hector Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 3
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
Matahiwi Estate Mt Hector Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

Matahiwi Estate Mt Hector Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 3
The fruit for this wine was sourced from Matahiwi's home vineyard in Wairarapa...
$13.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38

Description

  • Oaked
  • Ripe dark plum
  • Floral notes
  • Silky tannins

This is a lively young Pinot. Bright, ripe and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, raspberry and floral characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is fruited and rounded, and offers strong fruit richness and intensity, supporting a silky texture and fine tannins. Perfect for drinking now, or over the next four years.

The fruit for this wine was sourced from Matahiwi's home vineyard in Wairarapa, the stony free draining soils and cool dry climate are ideal for growing fine Pinot Noir. The vineyard is planted in several different clones which gives a diverse fruit resource to work with. The naturally low yields are complimented by intensive canopy management and crop thinning to ensure even ripening of small bunches of clean concentrated fruit.

The grapes are harvested in small batches according to clone and vineyard block and are processed separately to maintain their individual characteristics. The fruit was destemmed into open top fermenters and a range of cap management techniques were use, including cold soak, punch down, and pump over to extract the goodness from the fruit. After an average of 21 days on skins the wine was pressed off to tanks and barrels where Malolactic fermentation ensued. After spending the winter months maturing on lees to marry the oak and wine, the blend was assembled and prepared for bottling.

 

 

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Alcohol

13%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

3 Stars

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Good value

Janette - 27/09/2020

A little light but not bad for the price.

Toni - 04/08/2020


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