Stoney Range Pinot Noir
“Made in a style that genuinely reflects the Pinot Noir grape (not just a red wine) with balance and flavour”. This quote is what we use as the guiding principle for this Pinot Noir.
Most of the blend is tipped into open-top fermentation tanks for pre ferment soak prior to the fermentation starting naturally with indigenous yeast, another portion is tank fermented with pump over, then a very small portion is kept as whole berries and sealed for carbonic maceration fermentation. Once the fermentations have finished, a partial micro-oxygenation is started which helps the wine to remain softer and rounder earlier.
Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Tasting Notes :
This is a bright and juicy Pinot Noir with luscious aromas of raspberry and black plum. Oak aging adds a spicy complexity to a typical Pinot Noir, characters of plum and violets form a soft tannin structure.
Hearty full-flavoured dishes such as Moroccan lamb tagine or braised beef short ribs.