5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gold – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2020
Tasting Note: A powerful nose is balanced with a salty minerality in this 2017 Pinot Blanc. Almond meal & ripe pear are the dominating flavours with a sharp, linear acidity.
Winemaking Note: The grapes were hand harvested on the 4th and 11th April. The fruit was bunch sorted and whole bunch pressed. The free run juice was settled for 24 hours and racked clear. 50 % was fermented in a concrete egg with cultured yeast, 35% was fermented in a stainless steel tank with cultured yeast and 15 was indigenously fermented in a seasoned oak puncheons . The wine in stainless was racked after fermentation and matured on fine lees , while the wine in oak and concrete egg was left on full ferment lees for 8 months prior to blending and preparing for bottling.
Variety: Pinot Blanc
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
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