Gold Medal -  NZ International Wine Show
Gold Medal - Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters
Gold Medal - Royal Easter Wine Show
18.5+/20 points - Candice Chow
91 points and Silver Medal  -  IWSC 2020

The 2019 Holly South Series Pinot Noir ripples with elegance and finesse reflecting the warm growing season experienced throughout the Wairarapa region. Bold aromatic expressions of wild flower, red berries, spice and herb give way to a fresh palate with generous length and graceful oak.

In the winery, the different batches of fruit were processed separately so that the individual characters could be retained. Further complexity was added by incorporating techniques such as plunging and pumping over to ensure optimum flavour extraction from the skins. Prior to fermentation the grapes were left to cold soak for 3 days. Different yeast combinations were used, along with wild yeasts, to add even more depth of flavour. The different batches were then left on skins for 21 days before being pressed off into barrel. This wine also incorporated some whole cluster fermentation, which has lifted the aromatic profile with floral and spice notes. Once in barrel, the wine was aged for 12 months in oak (23% new) before the final blend was put together

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Wairarapa

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light, elegant reds

Winemaker:

Miles Dineen

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Salad, Seafood, Chicken

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