Te Kano, the Maori word for The Seed, is a family-owned wine estate in Central Otago primarily producing artisanal Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The Lloyd family are passionate about the land and committed to its rejuvenation to remind us that the seeds we plant today will blossom for generations to come. Hand harvested by vineyard and fermented in stainless steel at very low temperatures to preserve fruit expression. A period of ageing on full fermentation solids builds mid palate body and complexity prior to bottling. Following organic practices, they produce wines that reflect their terroir and express the characteristics of the distinct sub-regions of Central Otago. The family fell in love with this site located in Central Otago and decided to plant vineyards on it. They named the estate Te Kano, meaning seed in Maori. They produce a small selection from vineyards and barrels, which are often produced in extremely limited quantities.
Hand harvested by vineyard and fermented in stainless steel at very low temperatures to preserve fruit expression. A period of aging on full fermentation solids builds mid palate body and complexity prior to bottling.
French, 11 months.
Concentrated and expressive, with vibrant aromas of fresh ginger, Nashi pear and tropical fruits. Flavours of fresh pear, stonefruit and spice explode onto the palate, with sumptuous, ripe tropical fruits giving depth and weight. A concentrated and rich off-dry style Pinot Gris with vibrant aromas of stone fruit, pear and spice. Flavours of peach and pear flesh out the entry into the palate, with ginger and spice notes unfolding.
Pork, spicy, mushrooms, cured meat.
Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
Closure: Screw Cap
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes