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Larry McKenna

Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2016

  • Alcohol by volume: 13.7%
  • Total acid: 5.2g/L
  • pH: 3.54
  • Residual sugar: 0.15g/L
  • Total dry extract: 27.3g/L
  • Closure: Screw Cap
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This wine was grown on the Barton Vineyard, Huangarua Road, Martinborough from vines 24 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.

Hand harvested fruit was open top fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 24 days. After pressing it was matured in 40% new French oak barriques for 18 months. It was fined to protect the flavours and aid brightness in the glass. Bottled without filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and texture.

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

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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2021-2024

20   Year when wine should be at its best to drink under ideal cellaring conditions.

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