Appearance: Clear ruby red.
Bouquet: Complex smoky, cedar wood, ripe plum and dried herbs.
Palate: Raspberry and black currant flavours with savoury and earthy tones. This wine has a solid mid-palate and lingering chocolate finish. An elegant wine, well balanced with fine tannins and good acidity.
Location: 45 degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand harvested in April 2012 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of Central Otago, New Zealand.
Climate: 2012 was a long cool season with extended hang time for the fruit which reached optimum ripeness.
Soils: Wind blown sands and silts.
Vine Age: 12 year old vines
Trellis Style: VSP (Vertical shoot positioning)
Winemaker’s Comments: Grapes for this Reserve Pinot Noir were selected by the winemakers and fermented in open top fermenters, hand plunged and with wild yeasts. The wine was matured for 18 months in French oak barrels with 25% new oak.
Will reward by cellaring 4-8 years.
Mathilde is the name of the first born daughter of our winemakers, Brook and Lucie Lawrence.
Bottled: Oct 2013
Alcohol: 13 %