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Larry McKenna

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2015

  • Alcohol by volume: 13.9%
  • Total acid: 4.9g/L
  • pH: 3.61
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L
  • Total dry extract: 27.7g/L
  • Closure: Screw Cap
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This wine was grown on the Barton Vineyard, Huangarua Road, Martinborough from vines 23 years old. A combination of deep alluvial gravels which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned for and a blend of many clones grown in a very sheltered spot always rewards us with a classic example of New World Pinot Noir.

It was open topped fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wooded cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 24 days. After pressing it was matured in 30% new French oak barriques for 18 months. It was ned using a minimum of egg white to protect the avours and aid brightness in the glass without ltering, promoting soft mouth feel and texture.

It has a unique site derived complexity combined with black cherry/plum fruit avours. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food.

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

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Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2015
Raymond Chan 19.5+/20

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2014
Raymond Chan 19.5+/20
Burghound 92/100
Stephen Tanzer 91/100
Bob Campbell 96/100

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2013
Raymond Chan 19.5/20
Bob Campbell 95/100
James Suckling 97/100
Decanter 92/100
Robert Parker 93/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 93/100

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2012
Raymond Chan 18.5+/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Australian Wine Review 18.2/20
Rebecca Gibb 17.5/20
James Suckling 93/100
Robert Parker 92+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 92+/100

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2011
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Raymond Chan 19+/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Robert Parker 92+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 92+/100

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2010
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Raymond Chan 19+/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
James Suckling 92/100

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2009
Gourmet Traveller 95/100
Raymond Chan 19/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars

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