Te Hera Estate
2012 Kiritea Pinot Noir
What a stunning 2nd label of Te Hera! A fabulous wine for its bold fruit, silky textures, savoury complexity and clean acid finish. A true food wine. 'Kiritea' is Maori for fair weather. The 2012 follows a string of excellent vintages.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Aromas: Flavours of red berries, violets, spice and a hint of smoky oak.
Palate: Delicate and elegant with savoury complexity, crisp acidity and soft tannins.
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Standard Drinks: 7.7
Suggested Cellaring: 5 Years
Vinification: De-stemmed without crushing, using gravity. Wild yeast fermentation. 11 months old French oak barrels.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Region of Origin: Martinborough
Sub-region of Origin:
>> "From fruit grown out on Te Muna Road, this has a wealth of dark fruits and saffron, mocha and chocolate. Quite an exotic-smelling pinot here and quite lifted. The palate is sturdy, the tannins are drying, and flavors of earth, chocolate and dark cherries pervade the boldly drying, cocoa powder finish. Drink in 2016."
-Nick Stock August 2014-
>> "From Te Hera Estate, the 2010 vintage (*****) is bargain-priced. Poised and youthful, it is weighty, finely textured and deeply coloured, with vibrant, concentrated flavours of cherries, herbs and spices, showing good complexity and lovely density."
-Michael Cooper's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2013-