Kalex Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019
95 POINT RATED & 5 STARS SAM KIM WINE ORBIT WORLD CLASS CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 2 out of 5 stars.
- 95 POINT RATED & 5 STARS SAM KIM WINE ORBIT
- SOURCED FROM CENTRAL OTAGO REGION OF NEW ZEALAND
- HALF PRICE UNBEATABLE VALUE CENTRAL OTAGO UNDER $20 BOTTLE
- LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE WILL SELL OUT FAST
Rose petal, olive & ripe cherry dominate the aromas of this textural, layered Pinot Noir. The Pallet is silky, savoury, and seductive – spice & lifted red fruits.
95 Points & 5 Stars - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
"Complex, engaging and savoury, the wine shows dark berry, charcuterie, dried herb and toasted nut aromas on the nose, leading to an elegantly weighted palate that's finely textured and persistent. Beautifully detailed and multi-layered with a lengthy seductive finish. At its best: now to 2029."
The 2019 vintage was a warm vintage overall. There were several hard frosts in September and October. Temperatures tended to be above average from November with March being warmer than February which is the first time we have experienced this. Weather was settled around flowering so yields were slightly less than average but good. As March was so warm harvest was 10 days earlier than average. Fruit quality was excellent.
Fruit from Northburn, Bendigo, Bannockburn, Lowburn & Gibbston
Hand harvested when flavor & acidity profile are at their optimum. We typically pick at 21.5-23.5 brix depending on the vineyard. The fruit is hand sorted twice and partially destemmed (depending on vineyard, usually 50% whole cluster, one or two 100% destemmed) into 2.5 tonne vats. There is no addition of SO2 at this point and the wines ferment spontaneously. The ferment reaches 25-27 C at peak and grapes are pumped over gently twice a day until 2/3 ferment is over, then twice daily foot plunging by the lightest person in the winery. The wine is on skins between 5-8 weeks. Pressings are combined with free run juice and each vineyard component is kept separate to ensure the greatest expression of each site.
Central Otago, New Zealand
|Grape Variety:||Pinot Noir|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar till 2029|
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