2016 Village Pinot Noir

2016 Village Pinot Noir
$18.00

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Vineyard Region

Kumeu, Auckland

Vinification

  • 100% Hand harvested
  • 100% De-stemmed then crushed
  • Indigenous yeast fermentation
  • 1-2 weeks total cuvaison
  • Twice daily remontage or pigeage
  • 1/3 maturation in French barrels, 2/3 in tank

Winemaker

Michael Brajkovich M.W

In 1994, we established new plantings of Pinot Noir on our Kumeu River Estate. We chose only the best new planting material available from Burgundy and grafted onto extremely low vigour rootstocks to limit the yield and intensify the flavour of this wonderfully aristocratic grape variety.

The Kumeu River "Village" label is the second tier to our top Kumeu River label, and as such is a little lighter than the Kumeu River Pinot Noir.

This wine has a pretty Pinot aroma of ripe berries together with the maturation complexity gained from careful ageing in small oak barrels. The wine is delicate but the texture is smooth and velvety on the palate, with length of flavour and a lovely crisp finish.