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Larry McKenna

Kiwa Pinot Noir 2014

  • Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
  • Total acid: 5.5g/L
  • pH: 3.54
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L
  • Total dry extract: 28.4g/L
  • Closure: Natural Cork
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This wine was grown on the Cleland Vineyard Cambridge Street, Martinborough from 27 year old vines. A combination of deep alluvial gravels which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned for and a blend of Clones UCD 5, 6 and 13 always rewards us with savoury, complex, spicy wine.

It was open topped fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 21 days. After pressing it was matured in 30% new French oak barriques for 18 months. It was fined using a minimum of egg whites to protect the flavours and aid brightness in the glass without filtering, promoting soft mouth feel and texture. This is an outstanding example of classic Pinot Noir.

It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food.

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

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Kiwa Pinot Noir 2014
Stephen Tanzer 91+/100
Raymond Chan 19/20
Bob Campbell 89/100
Burghound 93/100

Kiwa Pinot Noir 2013
Gourmet Traveller 97/100
Raymond Chan 19.5/20
Bob Campbell 96/100
James Suckling 95/100
Cellars In The Sky – Gold Medal – Best First Class Red
Robert Parker 91/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 91/100

Kiwa Pinot Noir 2012
Stephen Tanzer 91/100
Raymond Chan 19/20
Bob Campbell 92/100
Australian Wine Review 18.7/20
Rebecca Gibb 18/20
James Suckling 96/100
Robert Parker 90+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 90+/100

Kiwa Pinot Noir 2011
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Raymond Chan 18.5+/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Robert Parker 92+/100
Lisa Perrotta-Brown 92+/100

Kiwa Pinot Noir 2010
Gourmet Traveller 97/100
Raymond Chan 19-/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
James Suckling 90/100

Kiwa Pinot Noir 2009
Raymond Chan 19+/20
Stephen Tanzer 90/100
Bob Campbell 4.5 stars

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20   Year when wine should be at its best to drink under ideal cellaring conditions.

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