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Pinot Noir, Wharekauhau Vineyard, Martinborough, 2018


Colour: Red
Producer: Palliser Estate
Region: New Zealand
Appellation: Martinborough
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir, Wharekauhau Vineyard, Martinborough, 2018

Tasting Note:

Wharekauhau is one of Martinborough's finest Pinot Noir vineyards. Halfway along the terrace, the gravelly soils here are a little deeper than those of the Om Santi vineyard with more clay evident. This is prime Pinot country. The result of a blend of the five different Pinot clones, the Wharekauhau offers bright, dancing red cherry and sloe fruit. There is real verve and panache to this, a Pinot of elegance and energy with background tannins giving structure and just a hint of oak spice on the long and finely poised finish. Again, this is wild yeast fermented and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

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The vineyards of New Zealand lie in between the 35º and 45º latitudes, the European equivalent of between Bordeaux and Southern Spain, however the cold, strong prevailing westerly winds from the Pacific make for a cooler overall climate than the figures suggest. Growing vines on the margins can ...