Two clones of Pinot Noir here which are hand harvested and fermented separately (11% whole bunch) in stainless steel tanks. Wild fermentation takes place over around 20 days after which the wine is transferred to French oak barriques (23% new oak used) for 14 months. Stylish and complex, the beautifully fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, floral, dark olive, nutmeg and earthy mushroom characters, leading to a juicy palate that is wonderfully rounded and refined. It is refined and persistent with gorgeous spicy/savoury nuances. This is a beautifully elegant Central Otago Pinot Noir, not a fruit bomb!
Pair with venison haunch (leg) or crispy duck pancakes.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Noir
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Organic
Domaine Rewa viticultural practices are strictly organic with the application of many biodynamic principles. A key component of this augmenting Mother Nature with the application of compost, made on-site each year. Otherwise they have a policy of open canopy management to mitigate disease and encourage even ripening.