Te Mata Estate
Alma Pinot Noir 2019

Te Mata Estate Alma Pinot Noir 2019

Saturated, dark crimson, Alma Pinot Noir ’19 has an enticing nose of pomegranate, raspberry and black cherry syrup. Mineral and savoury notes – orange peel, peppercorns and sage – all glide across a serene surface of dark, fine tannin and lush ripe fruit. Alma Pinot Noir ’19 is structural. This is a wine of scope and horizons. Its depths are balanced by a lingering fruit acid tension that gives the wine a balletic level of poise, energy and grace.

 

Alma '19 is closed with a diam cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for ten years from harvest. 

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH: 3.63

Total acidity as tartaric: 4.7gpl

Alcohol: 13.5%

Residual Sugar: Dry

 

VINEYARDS                                                                                                                            Separate parcels of fully ripened pinot noir grapes were hand-harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Vineyards between 7 and 18 March 2019.

 

WINEMAKING                                                                                                                        The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 11 months’ maturation.

 

ORIGIN

Alma celebrates Dr James Thomson, a hero of the 1854 Battle of the Alma during the Crimean War and forefather to Te Mata Estate’s Buck family. Knowing the vanquished enemy soldiers had already contracted cholera, Dr Thomson volunteered to tend to their wounds, saving the lives of over four hundred, and sacrificing his own in the process. The medal he was awarded for this selfless act of valour appears on the label of Alma Pinot Noir.

Minimum order quantity of the wine is set by Te Mata Estate Winery

$74.27AUD

Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.

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