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 2016 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of Central Otago, New Zealand.
A warm start followed by an average but very windy summer and slightly cooler autumn allowing an extended hang time for the fruit to reached optimum ripeness.
Soils: Wind-blown sands and silts.
Vine Age: 16-year-old vines
Trellis Style: VSP (Vertical shoot positioning)
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 12 months in French oak barrels with 20% 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: June 2017
Alcohol: 13.5 %