2018 Tiwha Pinot Noir - New Release

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2018 Tiwha Pinot Noir - New Release

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Grown and vinified onsite in Gibbston, an elegant and integrated wine from a young age.

Lifted florals, thyme and bramble berry abound on the nose, with flavours of plum and cranberry underpinned by minerality and fine grained tannins. Drinking well now and will also reward careful cellaring.

Region:                           Gibbston, Central Otago

Volume:                          31 Tonnes, 21,195 Litres, 2,355 cases

Vineyard:                       Hand harvested, some plantings dating back to 1994, clones 115, 10/5, 777, 5

Treatment:                    100% destemmed, 3-4 days cold soak, 12 months in 40% new French oak, vinified in onsite winery

Technical:                      Alcohol 14.0%, TA 4.5 g/L, pH 3.65, Dry

An extremely approachable wine from the outset showing a perfumed nose with crushed rose petal and lavender, Damson plums and bramble berry underpinned by delicate dried herbs and thyme, reflective of the Central Otago terroir. Dark red fruits and cranberry abound on the palate with elegant and delicately integrated tannins finely balanced by a minerality typical of the Coal Pit vineyard. Showing good palate tension and linear length.

Typically, Coal Pit Pinot Noir peaks around 3-4 years of age, with some secondary character profiles apparent while retaining fruit vibrancy. With careful cellaring flavours will age gracefully into more tertiary characters of leather and beef tea, around 8 years old.

Enjoy with a wide range of food, however this wine matches exceptionally well with duck, lamb, mushroom and truffle dishes. A broad array of spices, including aniseed and cinnamon can be successfully paired to the wine’s flavours – get creative and best of all, enjoy with good company!

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