Clear ruby red.
Complex smoky, cedarwood, red fruit and dried herbs.
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.
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.
Windblown sands and silts.
VSP (Vertical shoot positioning)
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 %