ESK VALLEY PINOT NOIR, MARLBOROUGH

£16.50

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Description

VITICULTURE
This wine is a blend of fruit from both the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley and the Southern Hills sub region of the Wairau. The soils are a mix of stony river and glacial deposits in the Awatere and heavier clays in the Wairau. The vines are trained on an upright vertical shoot positioned trellis and managed intensively to produce low yields of excellent quality fruit. Shoot thinning, bunch thinning and leaf plucking are all employed in the pursuit of quality.
WINEMAKING
The fruit was destemmed and soaked before fermentation in open-topped fermenters. 80% of the wine was fermented with wild yeast and hand plunging employed to gently extract tannin and colour. When dry the fruit was pressed and run to both tank and barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged in French oak barriques of varying age for 11 months before blending and bottling.
OAK TREATMENT
French, 11 months.
TASTING NOTE
This is a dark-fruited and complex style of Marlborough Pinot Noir. it is a robust wine with complex aromatics of plums and herbs with a subtle oak influence.
FOOD MATCHING
Ideal with barbecued meats.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw Cap
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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