In exceptional years we produce a Reserve Pinot Noir where we take select parcels of fruit and give them some extra special attention including 50% whole bunch fermentation and extended aging in French oak barrels, with 50% in new oak.
The fourth edition of our Reserve Pinot Noir exhibits black exotic fruit characters showing spice and depth. The palate is lithe and elegant with great density, texture and length. This wine will improve with cellaring to at least 2024, however it will still be enjoyable in its youth.
|NB Reserve PN14 NZ Tasting Notes July 2017.pdf||(PDF / 355.73 KB)|
Stylish, complex and seductive, this richly savoury pinot is filled with sweet berry, smoked game, clove, leather and nutmeg characters. The palate is concentrated yet elegant, and offers layers of fine texture and earthy, savoury, spicy undertones. Tannins are polished and in abundance, and provide excellent structure to this multi-layered pinot. At its best: now to 2020.