Intense cherry and plum with spicey hints of cardamom and
complex earthy notes of dried mushroom, The palate is silky
and elegant with complex ripe dark fruit flavours and fine
spicy oak characters. The wine is well balanced with a fine
grained tannin structure, ripe fruit flavours and cherry and
spice lingering on the finish
Enjoy from late 2014 till 2020 .This wine will age gracefully for
these years and will be most enjoyed with lamb and game
The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine were grown in Central
Otago. The majority of the fruit is from our Lowburn vineyard,
overlooking Lake Dunstan. A variety of clones is sourced from
these vineyards and all fruit is hand harvested. Conditions in
central Otago allow long ripening periods, providing great fruit
expression and structure to the wine.
Hand harvested. About 20% of whole bunch goes to tank and
the remainder is destemmed and partially crushed. After a
period of cold soak, the ferment starts naturally and a regime
of 2 cap punch downs and 2 pump-overs follows during
fermentation. After approximately 21 days on skins, the tank
is drained and pressed to barrel for malo-lactic fermentation.
Blending takes place in December, once malo is completed
and the wines have stabilized. This Pinot Noir bottled in
March after about 18 months barrel maturation. We use a
light egg-white fining to eliminate harsher tannins.
13.5% Alcohol (approx. 8 standard drinks)
2112 Maraekakaho Road, RD 1, Hastings 4171, New Zealand.
Phone +64 6 874 9180 · www.paritua.com
central otago | 2012