Mahana Pinot Noir 2013

The Mahana Pinot Noir 2013 is sleek and supple – taking its direction from clay bound gravels. Fermented with significant whole clusters, this offers delicate per­fume, spice and finely detailed tannins. Drink now thru 2025.

 

Winemaking

Hand harvested clusters from superior parcels of the Mahana vineyard. Ambient maceration (5 days) until natural fermentation commenced. 22% Whole Clusters are included. After 28 days maceration pressed immediately to very tight grained french oak barrels, 22% of which are new. Prolonged malolactic fermentation in early summer. 18 months total elevage. Bottled by gravity. Unfined and unfiltered.

Alc 13.5%

 

Food

Perfect gastronomic marriages include duck confit, washed rind cheese, mild game, Chinese barbeque, or roast lamb.

 

Reviews

Exceptional: round, rich, and spicy and fruity in character (black pepper, plum, cherry, rosehips, toast), it is balanced and very long on the palate, with a lightly tannic finish. Can be aged a bit. – Ronn Wiegand MW (USA)*

*This wine was reviewed under a previous label.

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