2016 Toa (Central Otago) Pinot Noir
$38.00 / bottle
The grapes for this wine were grown right in the heart of the Central region. A mixture of Dijon clones, the vineyard is planted in a very low rainfall area of 20-30cm per annum with semi-arid soil which promotes vines with a small canopy, deep roots, resulting in small concentrated berries with maximum colour and flavour. Deep rich ruby colour. Darkly robust with ripe spice and plum characters, concentrated and firm. Full bodied yet supple with real depth and complexity. All grapes were hand picked over an extended period of time from 25 April through to 4 May 2014. This extended harvest allowed us to pick block by block as the grapes reached maximum flavour and maturity. The grapes were then desteemed, crushed and then cold soaked for almost a week. When fermentation began the must was hand plunged in small open top fermenters before being pressed off into French oak barriques for nine months maturation, prior to blending, fining and bottling.