Radiant cherry-red, Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’20 dazzles with raspberries, peonies, oolong tea and manuka honey. All this bright red fruit, along with lingering notes of baking spice and sandalwood, merge with the ripe, soft tannins to create a generous palate and fine, moreish finish. Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’20 is enticing and sustained. A wine of elegant composition.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’20 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.2gpl
Residual Sugar: Dry
WINEMAKING 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.
VINEYARDS Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir ’20 was harvested between 26 February and 9 March 2020 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.