- Tinpot Hut
- New Zealand
- Products of the World
- Inv Status:
- Sold Out
- 13 %
- Bottle size:
- Fiona Turner and Matt Thompson
- Aromas of white and black pepper, violets and plum, and a subtle chocolate and leather spiciness. A medium-bodied complex wine in the mode of northern Rhone showing plum, pepper and cinnamon characteristics with a slight bacon note on the finish. A firm acid backbone with silky tannins harmonises with the fruit and culminates in a warm ripe finish.
- This wine was produced from fruit grown in a single vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels where the low vigour, free- draining soils deliver small crops with amazing concentration. Protected from the prevailing wind and cloud formation, the block is warm and typically ripens early, producing fruit that contributes body and structure. Harvested at optimum maturity in cool conditions the fruit was de-stemmed into small open top fermenters. It was allowed to cold soak for a period of 5 days prior to fermentation with selected yeasts and hand plunged 3 times daily. Following fermentation the skins were drained then pressed to stainless steel tanks for 24 hours prior to racking off gross solids to a mixture of small stainless steel aging tanks, and new and mature French oak. Following malolactic fermentation the wine was left to age for a further 9 months prior to blending, stabilising and bottling.
- BEST IN SHOW & DOUBLE GOLD & 97 POINTS: San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA | BLUE GOLD & TOP 100: Sydney International Wine Competition, Australia | GOLD: San Francisco International Wine Competition, USA | GOLD: Sommelier Wine Competition, UK | 4.5 STARS & 90 POINTS: Wine Orbit, New Zealand