The 2013 Runholder Pinot Noir was sourced exclusively from the Home and McLeod Vineyards on the Martinborough Terrace. The selected grapes received regular hand punch-downs for full extraction without sacrificing elegance. After pressing, the wines are matured in French oak barriques for 10 months (28% new oak), before being bottled.
Medium-bodied, medium tannic, with cherry jam, cranberry, currant notes and a spicy hint of oak, the Te Kairanga Runholder have a solid structure but still light and easy to drink. Can survive for longer than 2 years from the date of purchase but opened just a couple of days.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Colour: Ruby red
Bouquet: Moderately noticeable oak with plenty of Pinot Noir fruits from New Zealand.
Taste: Red and black cherry, spice, and a hint of forest fruits . With an elegant entry and velvety texture this wine is rich and full of ripe fruits. Subtle oak on the finish.
Ideally wine to chicken, turkey, pork, game birds and casseroles.