Mt Hector Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2016
5 STAR RATED KIWI PINOT NOIR PREVIOUS VINTAGE WAS TROPHY WINNER NZ WINE OF YEAR
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 3.44 out of 5 stars.
- 93 POINTS "FABULOUS YOUNG PINOT" SAM KIM
- 5 STAR RATED BY WINE ORBIT
- PREVIOUS VINTAGE NZ WINE OF YEAR TROPHY AT CWSA BEST VALUE
- AUSTRALIA'S BEST DEAL ON WAIRARAPA PINOT NOIR FROM MT HECTOR
This is a lively young pinot. Bright, ripe and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, raspberry and floral characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is fruited and rounded, and offers strong fruit richness and intensity, supporting a silky texture and fine tannins.
93 Points & 5 Stars Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is a fabulous young pinot. Bright, ripe and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, raspberry and floral characters with subtle spicy complexity. The palate is beautifully fruited and rounded, and offers excellent fruit richness and intensity, wonderfully supported by silky texture and fine tannins.
With the 93 Points from Wine Obit, the Mt Hector Pinot Noir 2016 outpointed
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This Pinot Noir is sourced from the home vineyard in the Wairarapa and is comprised of several different clones of the Pinot Noir grape. Care is taken in the vineyard to ensure the crops are not high and that the fruit is well exposed so that it can ripen properly.
In the winery, the different batches of fruit are processed separately so that we can see the individual characters on their own and we add further complexities by incorporating different techniques and yeast combinations. The grapes are cold soaked for between 3 and 5 days and then fermented at about 28-32 °C. Depending on the fruit, post ferment time ranges from 3-10 days, before the wine is pressed off. The wine is then held in both tank and barrel for 10 months, undergoing malolactic fermentation, before being blended for bottling.
Wairarapa, New Zealand
|Grape Variety:||Pinot Noir|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or Cellar mid term|
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