Te Mania Pinot Noir 2019
Regular price $27.99 NZD
Te Mania Pinot Noir is made in an elegant appealing style which can be enjoyed when young but will also benefit from a little cellaring allowing it to develop more complex characters.
Tasting: Lovely lifted nose with red cherry and mocha notes combined with savoury, spicy aromas. Savoury, gamey flavours with hints of leather balanced with elegant tannins add complexity to this wine which delivers a long elegant finish. This wine will continue to develop complexity over the next couple of years.
Wine Making: A range of Pinot Noir clones were hand harvested. The grapes were crushed and put into open tanks and fermented with wild and inoculated yeasts. The fermenting wine and skins were hand plunged 2 to 3 times daily. After ferment the wine was left on skins for 14 days before being pressed, settled and racked to tank. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Certified Organic: Asure Quality.
Diet: Suitable for a vegan diet.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%, Acidity: 5.5 g/L
Beautifully ripe and perfumed, the bouquet shows dark cherry, warm spice, roasted nut and game characters. It's supple and fleshy on the palate offering ripe fruit intensity together with fine texture and silky tannins. Well proportioned with elegant complexity. At its best: now to 2024.
93 Points 5 Stars - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit (April 2021)