We aim to have all wines be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock and you note you would like that particular vintage, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
World Wine – “…a supremely suave and stylish pinot noir with layers of cherry, berry, violet, five-spice, anise, struck-flint and nutty oak flavours. Fruit sweetness, gentle acidity and fine tannins marry into each other to give the wine a seamless backbone. It defines elegance. “ Bob Campbell MW
About This Wine
"Aroha" is a wine crafted from two unique parcels of Pinot Noir, including one of the legendary Abel clone. The fruit is grown on a slope of an elevated terrace of stony soils at the Te Muna Road vineyard, where an ancient dried river bed delivered nutrient-rich soil perfect for growing Pinot Noir.
A traditional Burgundy in colour with a soft crimson hue. The nose has instant sweet brambly fruit, wild berries and porcini mushrooms. The forest floor tones give way to lavender and Provinçal floral notes. From the moment the wine hits the palate, it is evident that this is a Pinot of presence. The tannins are pure silk and carry a veil of high-tone berry flavours wrapped in a savoury blanket. The velvety tannins linger, giving the wine a generous length. Oak supports in the background, vital to the depth and power of the flavour. A truly iconic wine from an unforgettable vintage.
VARIETAL - Pinot Noir
VINTAGE DETAIL - Wet until Christmas. Dry and warm through ripening period. Iconic.
BRIX - 24.1 average
PRODUCTION LEVEL - 38 hl/ha average
HAND HARVESTED - 100%
WHOLE BUNCH - 70%
DESTEMMED - 30%
FERMENTATION VESSEL - Combination of open top stainless steel tanks and French oak
FERMENTATION - Indigenous
BARREL TYPE - French oak barriques
NEW BARREL - 34%
MATURATION - 14 months
FINING - Yes
FILTRATION - No
BOTTLED - Jul 21
ALCOHOL - 13.8
RESIDUAL SUGAR - Nil
PH - 3.73
ACIDITY - 5.4 g/l