|2009 Kumeu River Village Pinot Noir|
VINEYARD REGION: Kumeu, Auckland
100% Hand harvested
100% De stemmed then crushed
Indigenous yeast fermentation
1-2 weeks total cuvaison
Twice daily remontage or pigeage
1/3 maturation in French barrels, 2/3 in tank
WINEMAKER: Michael Brajkovich, MW
PRICE: $ 18.00
In 1994 we established new plantings of Pinot Noir on our Kumeu River Estate We chose only the best new planting material available from Burgundy and grafted onto extremely low vigour rootstocks to limit the yield and intensify the flavour of this wonderfully aristocratic grape variety.
The Kume River "Village" label is the second tier to our top Kumeu River label and as such is a little lighter than the Kumeu River Pinot Noir.
This wine has a pretty Pinot aroma of ripe berries together with the maturation complexity gained from careful ageing in small oak barrels. On the palate the wine is delicate but the texture is smooth and velvety, with length of flavour and a lovely crisp finish.