Clos de Ste. Anne Naboth’s Vineyard Pinot Noir — 2020
- Vineyards: ‘Clos de Ste. Anne’ is situated on steep northeast facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. The 2020 Pinot Noir comes from older plantings off the original Naboth’s Vineyard as well as a new collection of modern clones from a planting further along the slope that we call “La Pouche”.
- Appellation: Gisborne, New Zealand
- Cultivation: Certified Organic & Biodynamic
- Viticulture: Dry Farmed
Vintner Notes: We look to the old world for inspiration with Pinot Noir. Not wanting a big fruit bomb nor a dark wine with blocky oak tannin but delicacy and a subtle personality that is in balance.
Brilliantly gleaming and darkened edges while subtle elegance reigns. Hand-harvested and sorted fruit was chilled, destemmed, and fermented in small wooden cuves made of French Oak. The young wine sat on skins for one lunar cycle (28 days) before being pressed and put into special barriques sourced from selected French cooperages.
- Filtration: Unfiltered
- Fining: No fining
- Bottled: August 6th, 2021
- Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
- Alcohol: 13.2%
- TA: 6.3 g/L
- p H: 3.82
- RS: 0 g/L
There is a lifted ethereal perfume of currants, forest floor, and thorny rosehips, interwoven with the dried stems of fescue, fennel, and wildflowers, the richness of ripe black doris plum and dark fruits enhancing the higher notes. There is a sweet but gripping tannin grain that will allow this wine to age for time to come. A sense of limestone minerality lifts with wonder.