Tohu Whenua Matua Pinot Noir Nelson 2019

Tohu Whenua Matua Pinot Noir Nelson 2019

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ABOUT THIS WINE: Spicy, dark fruits and with integrated French oak meets ripe plum, balanced smooth tannins and subtle earthy notes. A complex and focused Nelson Pinot Noir.
VINEYARD: Upper Moutere, Nelson , New Zealand. Tarakona (Dragonfly, or Dragon) Block. Planted 2005. 2.0ha. Ancient Moutere alluvium clay soils, featuring deeply weathered and dissected gravels.

? grapes were gently hand-harvested, days apart to ensure maximum ripeness and quality
? lightly crushed and destemmed fruit was held in open top vessels for around six days
? the must was slowly warmed and inoculated with specifically selected yeasts, with some left to ferment with ?wild? yeast naturally found on the
? warm temperatures fermentation of up to 35C? and an extended maturation period on skins allowed for a gentle extraction of colour and
? the wine was developed in French oak barriques before secondary malolactic fermentation
? Bottled early March 2020 without fining 4456 bottles produced

? unsettled weather over flowering resulting innlower yields overall
? later on the very warm and dry summer months provided ideal growing conditions
? a successful harvest period with grapes picked at optimal ripeness and outstanding flavour profile

? A vibrant ruby red hue in the glass
? dark fruits , integrated French oak, bright floral notes on the nose
? a palate of ripe plum, subtle earthy notes and balanced smooth tannins

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