Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Marlborough

Awards: 84 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW 2015 Wine Advocate

Here at Matua, we think that New Zealand Pinot Noir has potential to be the next big thing. Marlborough creates incredibly bright and smooth Pinot with red fruit flavours. For our Marlborough Pinot Noir, we pick parcels from various sites to maximize regional fruit expression and mature it in oak just enough to compliment the incredible fruitiness. Simply moreish.

Grapes from: Mainly Marlborough, with a little from Central Otago
Residual sugar: Dry
Acid: 6.4 grams per litre
PH: 3.39
Alcohol %: 13.0
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

Vibrant crimson color and aroma of sweet red cherry and strawberry hints at the layered, fresh and fruity flavors I this Pinot. Bright and energetic to taste, it is brimming with layers of red fruit and bramble, seasoned with a dash of spice and light toasty notes.

Vineyard Note

Here at Matua, we think that New Zealand Pinot Noir has potential to be the next big thing. Marlborough creates incredibly bright and smooth Pinot with red fruit flavours. For our Marlborough Pinot Noir, we pick parcels from various sites to maximise regional fruit expression and mature it in oak just enough to compliment the incredible fruitiness. Simply moreish.

Production Note

This wine is made by our Chief Winemaker Nikolai, and he’s really letting the varietal and vineyard shine through to showcase the excellent fruit quality. The grapes are mostly from Marlborough where the vintage was a real beauty, creating scrumptious intensity. We cold soaked the grapes for 3 days before fermentation to develop depth of flavour and tannin. The wine was aged on French oak for an average of 6 months for just enough toasting to compliment the incredible fruit flavours in this wine. Bottled October 2014.

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