Wine Richmond Plains, Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015
Red - This Pinot Noir is made in an elegant, appealing style which can be enjoyed when young but will also benefit from some cellaring.
Fragrant floral red cherry, strawberry and raspberry notes. A complex nose with earthy savoury and spicy characters. Delicious sweet cherry and berry fruit flavours with some earthy forest floor and spicy notes. French oak gives a subtle structure to this fruity Pinot Noir with a lovely lingering finish.
Enjoy with salmon, roast poultry or red meats.
Grapes bunches were thinned and hand-harvested to maximise flavours and fruit quality. The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed and transferred to open fermenters. After a period of cold maceration for 4 days, the juice was inoculated for fermentation. Regular hand plunging up to 19 days was carried out in the winery. The fermenting juice was then transferred into French oak barrels (10% new) for maturation and to wait for secondary fermentation in the spring before bottling in the new year.
Richmond Plains produced New Zealand's first certified organic Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.