The premiere release of Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’18 is ink-dark scarlet, with flashes of cherry-red, and an immediate floral presence of fresh boysenberry, redcurrants, cardamom, and Earl Grey tea. A silky, soft palate interwoven with generous, ripe, red berry fruit balances a beguiling background of smoke, cinnamon and gentle tannin. Energetic, full-flavoured and expressive, Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’18 appeals and delights.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’18 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.3g/l
Residual Sugar: Dry
The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 11 months’ maturation.
Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir'18 was harvested between between 3 and 17 March 2018 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in Woodthorpe Terraces.
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate's own vineyards, the estate vineyard wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke's Bay origin.
★★★★★ 93 Points 'Beautifully ripe and perfumed on the nose, showing cherry, plum, violet and subtle spice aromas with touches of almond and olive. The palate delivers lovely weight and roundness, offering pristine fruit flavours together with fine texture and polished tannins. Wonderfully poised and refined with a lengthy silky finish.'Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2019 All Reviews