Te Kano Land Series Fume Blanc De Noir Central Otago 20
A complex, weighty and textural wine made entirely from Pinot Noir. Barrel fermented characters of flint, butterscotch and toast combine with red apple, peach and citrus in this unique take on Blanc de Noir.
The Eliza vineyard forms the backbone of this wine, with bright fresh acidity and delicate flavours thanks to heavy clay and alluvial gravels of this block, which tends to provide relatively big bunches and berries. Grapes from the winery's Jerome vineyard add fruit intensity and structure.
All grapes were hand picked then gently whole bunch pressed directly to barrel with wild yeast fermentation followed by partial malolactic fermentation and nine months in French oak barriques. Weekly lees stirring delivers mid palate weight and complexity, resulting in a mineral and balanced wine with freshness, vibrancy and composure.