Koha Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
MULTI AWARD WINNING SINGLE VINEYARD MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR FROM TE PA WINES
- INTERNATIONAL MULTI AWARD WINNER
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT SAN FRAN INTERNATIONAL
- HIGHLY RATED ROBERT PARKER THE WINE ADVOCATE
- HIGHLY RATED RAYMOND CHAN
- RECOMMENDED "THE REAL REVIEW" HOUN HOOKE & BOB CAMPBELL
- SINGLE VINEYARD MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR FROM TE PA WINES
On the nose this wine displays dark raspberry and plums, with hints of dried herbs and mocha. The dark berry fruits carry through to the pallet. The tannins are soft and velvety, supported by the use of subtle oak.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Koha Pinot Noir has a pale ruby-purple colour and nose of fresh cranberries, raspberries and dried Provence herbs with a waft of lavender. The medium-bodied palate offers plenty youthful red berry flavours with fine grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift.
4 Stars Raymond Chan
Even ruby-red colour, paler on the edge. The nose is soft with red cherry fruit aromas melded with fresh and dried herbs, unfolding red floral and raspberry notes with hints of liquorice and spices. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweet and lively flavours of red cherry and berry fruit entwined with soft herb, liquorice and spice notes. The flavours are gently mouthfilling and supported by light, fine-grained tannin structure with balanced acidity. This has sweetness and energy, and the wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish of red cherries and liquorice. This is a moderately rich, lively Pinot Noir with red cherry, liquorice, herb and spice flavours on a light-structured palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Southern Valleys fruit, 62% from Omaka North and 38% from Benmorven Road, indigenous yeast started and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wines spending 7-10 days on skins post ferment and aged 9 months in oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks.
GOOD BUY - 3 Stars & Recommended, The Real Review - Houn Hooke & Bob Campbell
The TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2017
International Wine Challenge 2017
New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
Cane pruned on VSP trellising. The Southern Valleys of Marlborough are now firmly established as the premium Pinot Noir sub region, without question.
Revered for its rich clay soils, cool nights and extremely warm days, the Southern Valleys are naturally formed north facing pockets of Pinot Noir perfection.
The ripe fruit was picked and then cold soaked for 3-5 days before being allowed to start by indigenous ferment. Hand plunged 2-4 times a day as required.
The wine was left on skins to extract flavour, colour and tannin for 7-10 days post ferment. Aged in a mix of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for 9 months to undergo malo-lactic fermentation and allow the tannins to soften and the oak to integrate.
Marlborough, New Zealand
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