2010 Clos de Ste. Anne Pinot Noir - SOLD OUT
With a lifted ethereal perfume of currants, black forest and thorny rosehips, interwoven with the dried stems of fescue grasses and dried herbs, including fennel and wildflowers, the richness of ripe plum and dark fruits enhances the higher notes.
Clos de Ste. Anne is a single vineyard situated on steep northeast facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. The 2009 Pinot Noir comes from older plantings off the original Naboth’s Vineyard 1 Kings Ch. 21 as well as a new collection of own-rooted, modern clones from a planting further along the slope in a section we call “La Cote”.
Notes from the Winemaker:
Brilliantly gleaming and ruby-hued, subtle elegance reigns. Hand-harvested and sorted fruit was chilled, de-stemmed and fermented in small wooden cuves made from of French Oak. The young wine sat on skins for one lunar cycle before being pressed and put into special 3-year air-dried barriques.
With a lifted ethereal perfume of currants, blackforest and thorny rosehips, interwoven with the dried stems of fescue grasses and dried herbs, including fennel and wildflowers, the richness of ripe plum and dark fruits enhancing the higher notes. Midway through the taste there is a sweet but gripping tannin grain with a limestone streak of minerality. Dark fruits, wild game and muscled meat, the richness still combines finesse and elegance. Bottled on the property, using the finest natural cork. Store lying down. This wine also enjoys a time to rest in a decanter before serving. Fined with fresh egg whites.
Total acidity: 6.7 g/l pH: 3.69