Mt Arthur Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

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Our Reserve Pinot Noir, elegant and fruit driven, beautifully balanced with a long lasting textural finish. This wine is worthy of our Mt Arthur Reserve status.

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Winemaker's Notes

Vineyard - Two selected vineyards from the Nelson region.

Soil - Pinot Noir grapes grown on two selected vineyards in the Nelson region that reflect their own unique impression in our final blend.

Vintage Conditions - It was a challenging growing season. A longer than average flowering period with a cooler summer temperatures. Harvest started later than usual with careful vineyard management the fruit was looking great.  Midway through vintage the region experienced several tropical storm systems, which doubled the average rainfall for this period, but our selected grapes came through in surprisingly good condition.

 Harvest Date -  March 2017

Fermentation / Maturation  - Initial fermentation in open fermenters with hand plunging for 4 weeks then 100% French oak barrel maturation over the following 13 months

Tasting Note - Dark garnet red colour with good depth, leads to a full ripe palate of rich berryfruits with soft tannis and a concentrated unfiltered for a full flavour finish. A Pinot Noir worthy of our Mt. Arthur Reserve status.

Alcohol -14%

Residual Sugar - < 2.0g/L

Total Acidity - 5.7g/L

Cellar - 5 years

Accolades -  5 Stars, 93 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

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