95 points - Sam kim Wine Orbit
18.5 points - Candice Chow

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.

Vineyard blocks selected for the Holly South Series Pinot Noir receive additional attention during the growing season with a lot of leaf plucking and shoot positioning done by hand to expose the fruit and ensure optimum ripeness.
The Matahiwi Vineyard is planted in several combinations of rootstock and Pinot Noir clones. This wine was made from clones 667, 5, 777, each of which adds their own character and complexity to the final blend. Some whole cluster fermentation is used, 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.

(MAT111166)

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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