Kiwa Pinot Noir


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Fruit from an established vineyard, grown on the famous alluvial terrace - a quintessentially Martinborough Pinot Noir, with classic savoury characters, lifted spice and supple tannin. 

CURRENT VINTAGE: 2020 Kiwa Pinot Noir

The Kiwa vineyard, in the township of Martinborough is one of the mature plots planted in the district. A combination of deep alluvial gravels for which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned. A combination of Clones UCD 5 and 6 rewards us with a complex and spicy wine.  The fruit was destemmed to an open top fermented with the inclusion of some whole bunch. It was fermented using indigenous yeast and hand plunged just once a day for soft extraction, with a total vat time of 22 days. After pressing it was matured in 31% new French oak barriques for 16 months. Bottled without fining or filtration, promoting textured mouth feel and balanced fruit complexities.

Wine Analysis

2020 Kiwa Pinot Noir

  • Alcohol 14.2%
  • Total Dry extract 29.1 g/L
  • pH 3.73
  • Total Acid 4.8 g/L
  • Residual sugar <1.0g/L
  • Closure: Stelvin screw cap

Tasting Notes

2020 Kiwa Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2018 Kiwa Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2017 Kiwa Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2016 Kiwa Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2015 Kiwa Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2014 Kiwa Pinot Noir Tasting Note


96 Points: 2020 Vintage - The Real Review | March 2022


91 Points: 2018 Vintage - The Wine Advocate | November 2020

93 Points: 2018 Vintage - Bob Campbell | February 2020


96 Points: 2017 Vintage - James Suckling | August 2019


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