Hans Herzog Marlborough Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir 2010 - Limited Release

Regular price $154.00 Sale

Cellaring wine is complex and costly (investment), with perfect storage conditions required. We invested in an extensive wine library where our finest wines age in perfect conditions for many years. The reward is huge, the ethereal fragrance and multi-layered complexity of a great Pinot at its peak with all the delicate aromas typical of a Grand Cru, is priceless.

Vintage 2010+

2010 produced an abundance of fruit with great backbone of acidity and tannins. After a perfect, long dry autumn we handpicked less than 900g/vine of wonderful, physiologically ripe grapes for a vibrant and alluring Pinot.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

The grapes were given four days to cold-soak before a natural wild yeast initiation of the ferment. The wine spent 24 days on skins before being pressed and transferred into 20% new French Allier barriques for malolactic fermentation and further aging for 20 months. Unfined & unfiltered to retain the great flavours. Natural sediments may show.

Tasting Notes+

An exceptional rich ruby red wine of outstanding depth and structure. Fresh, vibrant and alluring it displays notes of fresh raspberries, black cherries and dark plums with a ‘smoky’ undertone held together with ripe tannins and fine acidity and minerality. This elegant stunner will age beautifully over the next 10+ years.

Technical Data+

Varieties

100% Pinot Noir

Clones

Pommard clones UDC5; Dijon clones 114, 115, 667, 777; Swiss clone 10/5

Rootstock 3309 / SO4 / Riparia Gloire
Vine Planted 1996
Soil Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.
Planting Density 5,550 vines/ha
Yield 3t/ha

Alcohol

13.5%

Residual Sugar

<1g/L

Ageing Potential

10+ years

Food Matching Suggestions+

A perfect match for almost anything! But particularly great with pork, lamb and pasta dishes.