2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir

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2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir
2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir
2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir
2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir
2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir
2017 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes 

Colour

A bright ruby hue in the glass

Nose

Aromatic layers of red fruit and spicy florals with hints of crushed herbs.

Palate

The palate is smoothly textured with flavours of bright cherry, red berries and finely integrated French oak. Mid-weight on the palate, this wine is balanced with refined silky tannins that lead to a long and elegant finish.

Vinification

Grapes for this wine are handpicked at optimal ripeness before being transported back to the winery for processing. Once at the winery the fruit is gently destemmed and then lightly crushed using state of the art processing equipment. Batch fermented according to block and clone in small open-top fermenters, the must undergo a cold soak lasting around 7 days before being warmed and inoculated either with selected yeasts or left to undergo a ‘wild’ ferment using indigenous yeasts found naturally on the grapes.

Once fermentation is complete the wine undergoes a short period of post-fermentation maturation on skins before being pressed directly to a combination old and new French barriques. These barrels are kept cool in a temperature controlled cellar over the winter months, before being warmed in spring, allowing the wine to undergo a secondary malolactic fermentation. Barrels are carefully monitored over this period and once the malolactic fermentation is determined to be 100% complete the final blend is carefully put together before being filtered and bottled in late March

Producer

Tohu produces award-winning New Zealand wine crafted from grapes grown in our breathtakingly beautiful, Awatere Valley vineyard. When Tohu launched in 1998 we were the world's first Maori-owned wine company. Since then we’ve grown a reputation for producing premium wine in a range of varieties, winning awards for our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Méthode Traditionnelle.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Pinot Noir
Country New Zealand
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9.8 units
Type Red Wine
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information Vegan & Vegetarian Approved
Food Matches

Portobello mushrooms, bacon on sourdough bruschetta with roasted garlic and drizzled truffle oil

Appellation Marlborough