Matua Pinot Noir 2014
This wine is made by our champion Chief Winemaker Nikolai, and he's really letting the varietal and vineyard shine through to showcase the excellent fruit quality. The grapes are mostly from Marlborough where the vintage was a real beauty, creating scrumptious intensity. We cold soaked the grapes for 3 days before fermentation to develop depth of flavour and tannin. The wine was aged on French oak for an average of 6 months for just enough toasting to compliment the incredible fruit flavours in this wine.
Simple but well made, this medium-bodied, supple wine features plenty of tart cherry fruit and a crisp finish.
Juicy raspberry, beet and fresh herbal flavors are appealing, light and direct, with a crisp finish. Drink now. 40,000 cases made.