2014 Huia Pinot Noir
Most of the grapes for Huia Pinot Noir come from the Brancott Valley, the remainder from the stony loam of the Wairau Valley. It’s a mixture of old and new vines; some older than 20 years, others just reaching their first decade in the soil. Perfect dark purple bunches are hand-picked and then de-stemmed into tank. After about four days the grapes are inoculated with specific wine yeast and the fermentation begins. After two weeks, the wine is pressed off the skins and settled, before being racked to barrel and puncheon for malolactic fermentation and maturation.
A beautiful bouquet of Pinot Noir with a beguiling and seductive package of aromas - wild flowers, wild fresh berries, a light savoury and dried herb layer, texture and form, complex, youthful. On the palate - delicious! youthful and charming, but also tense and poised with fine firming tannins, palate-engaging acidity, a core of ripe fruit and wild florals, long finish. Decant for service or cellar (preferred) till 2019 then try again.
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