This powerful wine has a concentrated nose and intense palate of chocolate, blackberry and spice, with ripe, supple tannins, silky mouthfeel and a long fine finish.
Location: 45 degrees South. Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand harvested in April·2011 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard·in the Lowburn area of Central Otago.
Climate: 2011 was a very warm season and fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Soils: Windblown sands and silts.
Vine age: 11 year old vines on VSP trellis.
Winemaker’s comments: Wine for this Reserve Pinot Noir was selected by the winemakers from clones 777, 667, Abel and 115 giving·fine tannins and spicy flavours. The wine was matured for 14·months in French oak barrels with 25% new oak.·Will reward by cellaring 2-5 years.
Mathilde is the name of the first born daughter of our winemakers, Brook and Lucie Lawrence.