Kahurangi Estate Pinot Noir 2017

Quick Overview

An approachable, easy drinking Pinot Noir with a fragrant bouquet of red cherries and spice with smoky notes. Sweet plum and earthy flavours linger on the palate with soft tannins.

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Winemaker's Notes

Soil -  A mixture of Moutere clay teamed with well drained clay loam soils from the Richmond hills.

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 -  April 2017

Fermentation / Maturation - Initial fermentation in open fermenters with hand plunging then 100% oak barrel maturation for 11 months in a mix of new and older French and American oak barriques.

Alcohol -13.0%

Residual Sugar - < 3 g/L

Total Acidity - 5.8g/L

Cellar - 4 years

Serving Suggestions - Honey braised duck or sweet Spring lamb.

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