Maori Point Vineyard
2016 Maori Point Grand Reserve Pinot Noir
Our Reserve Pinot Noir is hand harvested from our favorite section of Māori Point Vineyard. We have been observing this special area and tasting the wines made specifically from it since 2013, and we now call this area our "Professors' Block". This one-acre block of vines was planted in 2002 with the Pinot Noir types Abel and 10/5, and it consistently creates our most elegant, layered, and long-lived Pinot Noir. The moderately cool temperatures of the 2016 growing season delivers classic Pinot Noir elegance without weight, with flavours of forest berries and vanilla with hints of violets and wood spice. The complex, yet soft silky tannins and a long savoury finish indicate that this wine will age well for at least 10 years after release. Native yeasts, unfined, unfiltered, vegan friendly, minimal sulfites.