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Kawarau Reserve Pinot Noir

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Although it says reserve, there’s nothing reserved about this Pinot from Central Otago. It’s all class in a glass thanks to the quality of organic fruit it comes from. Treat yourself to an indulgent dish of duck to do this wine justice, as it mixes sweet and savoury fruit to present a drink with great structure and tannins. It’s jam-packed with concentrated power and complexity and will happily last the course in the cellar for the next five years.

Winemaker's Notes

Our Reserve Pinot Noir is open vat fermented and aged for 10 months in fine French oak barrels and is unfiltered to preserve maximum colour and flavour. Sweet berry fruits and savoury flavours are combined with spicy characters on the palate to produce a rich and elegantly textured wine. It is a powerful, complex style of wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 5 years.

A very good season for both the region and Kawarau. An early and mild spring with only a few frosts allowed for some good canopy growth. Followed by good weather through flowering and an extended but not excessively hot summer the vines were in great shape for optimal ripening. There were several frosts in the autumn leading up to and through harvest but, due to good canopy management, even fruit and average bunch size, full physiological ripeness was easily attained. The season had the makings of a very good vintage.

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