At present, we are only able to accept orders for shipping within New Zealand. For US orders please visit Cape Ardor for all other countries please visit NZ Wine Home.
2009 PINOT NOIR
The Pinot Noir was grown on the heavier soils on the upper terrace of Askerne Vineyard. The fruit was hand harvested from 31/3 to 6/4/09 at around 25 brix. It is predominantly 667 & 777 clones with Abel, 5 and 10/5. It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tank. The wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barriques (a mix of 35% new, 20% 1 yr and 45% older).
TA 6 g/l
Residual Sugar ˂1g/l
Traditional winemaking techniques have produced this classical red wine that exhibits cherry and raspberry characters on the nose with hints of oak and tamarillo. These characters follow through into the firm and vibrant, fruit driven palate. Ageing potential 3 to 5 years. A good accompaniment for venison or lamb.