Te Hera Estate
Kiritea Pinot Noir 2017
Martinborough, New Zealand
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.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appearance: Light - Medium garnet hues
Aroma: The aroma is unmistakeably Pinot, aromatic and fragrant, red berry fruits, dark herb, savoury, there are nice touches of violet and spice in the mix too.
Palate: Has a fine and elegant mouth feel. There are layers of flavour here, lovely fruit in the berry and cherry spectrum, medium-bodied, with savoury complexity and supple tannins , good energy, lingering, Pinot Noirish, earthy detail.
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Suggested Cellaring: 5 Years
Vinification: De-stemmed without crushing, using gravity. Wild yeast fermentation. 11 months old French oak barrels.