Mata-Au Pinot Noir 2010
Winemakers Comments: Our Mata-Au vineyards are located in the Lowburn and Parkburn areas of the Cromwell basin. The vineyards are planted on the terraces and alluvial schist based soils formed by the Mata-Au (Clutha) River (pronounced – martar-o). The unique combination of site, soil and mild continental climate produces perfumed wines with elegant texture, structure and mineral length. The 2010 vintage is the second Mata-Au wine we have produced. We consider it to be our signature wine. It is made from the best blocks in our best vineyards in the Lowburn/Parkburn sub-region. Following on from the beautiful 2009 wine, the 2010 wine captures all the succulent red fruits and silky tannins that are the hallmarks of this sub-region, delivered in our elegant, textural and length driven style.
Wine Description: The perfume is dominated by red berry fruits and floral tones with delicately interwoven spice notes. The palate at first is quite supple, but evolves to mouth filling finely textured tannins that provide a fine structural drive to the persistent red fruits and earthy flavours on the finish.
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