Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir 2017-04-11T00:56:53+00:00

2016 River-T Pinot Noir

$29

A dark red hue with aromas of cherry, blueberry and blackcurrant. A rich concentration on the palate of dark fruit, sweet spices, fine tannins and a beautiful length to the wine.

  ALC: 14% RS <2g/L

  Winemaker—Antony Worch

  Planted – 2007

  Vines -4,320

  Clones – UCDS, Dijon 115

  Soil – Limestone base spread through river gravels

  Yield – 5 tonnes/hectare

  Harvest date – April 20th 2016

  Food Match – Pairs perfectly with Waitaki Salmon, braised rabbit,merino and fine cheeses

Hand harvested grapes from our River-T vineyard This wine has a light garnet hue with sweet and savory aromas of fresh lilac, dried plum, wild strawberry. Cumin and manuka smoked bacon.

  ALC: 13.5% RS <2g/L

  Winemaker—Grant Taylor

  Planted – 2007

  Vines -4,320

  Clones – UCDS, Dijon 115

  Soil – Limestone base spread through river gravels

  Yield – 4.9 tonnes/hectare

  Harvest date – April 22nd 2015

  Food Match – Waitaki Salmon, braised rabbit,merino, game birds and any other occasion you choose!

Ramond Chan – 17.5+/20

Light ruby-red colour, pale on the rim with slight purple hues.

The nose is firm with well-concentrated and dense aromas of ripe strawberry and red cherry fruit, along with herb motes, red florals and subtle whole bunch stalk elements at the core.

Medium-bodied, the palate is stylishly restrained in expression with gentle flavours of strawberries and red cherries melded with red floral and herb notes, and suggestions of whole bunch stalk.

The mouth feel is sweet and juicy with light tannin extraction lending suppleness and accessibility.

Lacy acidity provides energy and the wine leads to an elegant, light finish of strawberries and herbs.

This is an elegant, accessible Pinot Noir with strawberry and cherry fruit along with herb elements. Serve with tuna and salmon, and with poultry over the next 4 years.

Clones 5 and 115 hand-picked and fermented with 20% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11.5 months in 30% new French oak.

Wine Orbit 93/100

A lovely combination of sweet fruit flavors and seductive savory undertones, this engaging Pinot offers fragrant aromas of dark berry, smoked game, cedar and dried herbs on the nose.

The palate is beautifully weighted and elegant, and delivers attractive fruit intensity backed by plenty of polished tannin’s. Lovely poise and integration, this will be a fabulous match to slow cooked dishes. At its best: now to 2019.