Waimea Estate Pinot Noir
$2599each
$311DOZEN
WineryWaimea
Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Nelson
  New Zealand
Each $25.99
$311.00
Available by the dozen
The approach here to Pinot Noir is essentially traditional, with gentle handling and extraction from harvest right through to bottling. Waimea Estate were one of the first in New Zealand to use new technologies such as micro-oxygenation, ganimede fermenters and cross-flow filtration. Modern winemaking techniques create a synergy with those of the old world. From a selection of burgundian Pinot Noir clones including 114, 115, and 667 and 777 grown to the Packhouse vineyard on the stony loam soils of the Waimea Plains.
After destemming without crushing, the musts were chilled to 10C for a period of five days before fermentation to enhance aroma and colour. Fruit from the different vineyard blocks was fermented separately and inoculated with specialised Burgundian yeasts. The ferments were then carefully hand plunged or pumped over twice daily, temperatures peaking at 30-32C. At dryness, the wines were allowed to soak further on the skins until the optimum balance between structure and flavour was achieved. The wine was then pressed off its skins, and after a short settling time, racked off gross yeast lees into premium oak barrels to undergo natural malolactic fermentation and to complete oak maturation. Alcohol 14.8%
TASTING NOTES
Deep scarlet colour. Classic aromas of dark cherry, sweet spices, and smoky oak. Extended elevage in barrel has created a wine of elegance, stylishness and finesse. A palate with supple fruit and oak tannins balanced by a creamy textured finish. By using a range of Burgundian clones and select yeasts, the nuances of each clone are subtly combined to give the wine a palate of real depth and interest. A tannin structure of some delicacy, without compromising the dark cherry and plum flavours. Endowed with the finest structure, the fruit driven flavours and aromas will continue to integrate with more earthy and savoury complexities. A particularly good match with wild game such as duck and venison.
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About Waimea Wines
One of the higher profile Nelson wineries, Waimea Estates has grown quickly in size and stature since its first vineyards were planted in 1993
The Nelson River winegrowing region in general, and Waimea in particular, have a growing reputation for aromatic wines. The Sauvignon Blanc from Waimea has become a popular alternative to the Marlborough style, essentially classical in its gooseberry, lime and capsicum aromas, with a flinty palate adding to the wine’s appeal. From the first vintage release of a trophy winning Sauvignon Blanc in 1997, Waimea Estates has attracted attention. The Nelson region boasts high sunshine hours which provide ripe fruit flavours and cool evenings which give a fresh natural acidity to the wines. The stony loam soils of the Plains, along with a moderating maritime influence and a protective phalanx of hills, create the perfect terroir to produce a wide range of grapes. This combined with the high quality viticultural management and skilled winemaking help produce an excellent array of quality wines. Waimea»