Mata-Au Pinot Noir 2020
The bouquet becomes increasingly attractive as it shifts through ripe red berries, sweet floral tones, darker spicey notes and herby complexity. The fresh red fruits, spice, and later wild herb flavours hold a wonderfully harmonious shape and texture, nicely supported with fine persistent tannins and calm acidity.
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. It is made from the best blocks in our best vineyards in the Lowburn/Parkburn sub-region. Mata-Au showcases the succulent red fruits and silky tannins that are the hallmarks of this sub-region, delivered in our elegant, textural and length driven style.
harvest: 19 March, 1 & 13 Aril 2020 in bottle:
Brix 22.8-23.7 pH: 3.64
pH 3.31-3.35 TA: 5.7g/L
TA 7.5-7.7g/L Alc: 13.2%