Butterworth Te Muna Pinot Noir Martinborough 2018
Te Muna is the majestic valley situated 9 kilometres east of Martinborough village and it's home to a growing number of high quality, super tasty wines, such as this one from the new Butterworth estate, formerly known as Julicher.
This Pinot Noir is made from three clones of Pinot; clones 5, Abel, 666 and 667, which each contributes different interesting elements of complexity to this wine, which is made entirely from grapes grown on the Ranger Block. This is the new name for the home block at the Julicher Vineyard site. Winemaker Martin Bell matured this Pinot Noir for 11 months in French oak, 25% new. It has great fruit weight and concentration, which Bell says comes from both the clones and because it’s a barrel selection of his best Pinot Noirs, so a combination of winemaking methods finds its way into this lovely Pinot Noir.