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2017 MATHILDE ORGANIC PINOT NOIR

Appearance

Clear ruby red.

Bouquet

Complex smoky, cedarwood, red fruit 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 silky tannins and good acidity.

Technical Analysis

45 degrees South

Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand-harvested in April 2017 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of Central Otago, New Zealand.

A wet and cool start followed by an average summer and dry autumn allowing an extended hang time for the fruit to slowly reach optimum ripeness.

Soils

Windblown sands and silts.

Vine age

17-year-old vines

Trellis Style

VSP (Vertical shoot positioning)

Winemaker’s comments

Grapes for this 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 firstborn daughter of winemakers, Brook and Lucie Lawrence.

Bottled: September 2018

Alcohol: 13.5 %

Closure: Screwcap

2017 MATHILDE ORGANIC PINOT NOIR