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2018 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 March 2018 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of Central Otago, New Zealand.

A consistently warm-season drove a very early ripening of the grapes.

Soils

Windblown sands and silts.

Vine age

18-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 2019

Alcohol: 14 %

Closure: Screwcap

2018 MATHILDE ORGANIC PINOT NOIR