Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir 2017

NZ $17.10

NEW VINTAGE Typically round and supple, with just enough tannin to give overall structure. There is masses of sweet fruit on the finish.

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00971

Classic Wines, Hawkes Bay, Pinot Noir

Description

Winemakers Notes
Our 2017 Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir is based on a single block of fruit at Mangatahi, inland from Hastings. This is an elevated terrace overlooking the beautiful Ngaruroro River. Altitude is very important for Pinot Noir in Hawkes Bay – the plains are simply too hot for this fragile variety. The Mangatahi Vineyard is 70m above sea level and this gives us the warm days, but cool nights that Pinot craves. The fruit was harvested in the evening and trucked to Auckland for vinification. No barrel aging took place. Our style is very hands off– our inputs are minimal and we intervene only when required.
 
Vineyard environmental status
The Mangatahi vineyard is accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (‘SWNZ”). SWNZ has established a viticultural and winemaking framework and accreditation process based on best practice policies for protecting the environment.

 
Analysis

Alc 13%
Acid 5.6g/L
Res sugar 2.0g/L
pH 3.67

Tasting Notes
Colour: Youthful and bright at bottling with a ruby red rim and a deep core.
Bouquet: Our 2017 Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir shows wonderful typicity. It has aromas of red and black fruits.
Palate: Typically round and supple, with just enough tannin to give overall structure. There is masses of sweet fruit on the finish.

Cellaring

This wine has such vibrant fruit that it is immediately approachable. Two years cellaring will reveal a wine of much greater complexity and intrigue. This wine may well produce a sediment with extended cellaring.

 

Simon's Suggestion
Superb with lamb rack.

 
Independent Reviewer's Comment

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Tasting notes - download pdf's

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