Hans Herzog Marlborough Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir 2016

Regular price $64.00 Sale

As a small family owned winery, our minimum order amount is 3 bottles, this can be mixed across our eclectic range of varieties. 

Our library vintage of 2014 is available in 375ml and 1.5L bottles. 

Vintage 2016

A warm spring made for perfect flowering and fruit set. A beautiful dry summer and autumn matched by cooler night-time temperatures made for an ideal long growing season allowing the flavours in the fruit to excel. We handpicked a tiny yield of less than 700g/vine of lucious, physiological ripe grapes from our 20 years old vines for a vibrant alluring Pinot.

Hans’ Comment

Hand-picking only perfectly healthy grapes allowed a prolonged cold soak for a slow, soft extraction of colour and flavours from the grape skins. The must then went naturally through a wild fermentation for a true expression of the grape variety and its terroir, as it is not influenced by added yeast. In total, the must was left 24 days on the skins before being pressed and transferred into French Allier barriques (40% new) for the natural malolactic fermentation. The young wine was matured for a long 20 months in the same barrels making it a contender for a long life. Unfined & unfiltered to retain the great flavours. Vegan. Natural sediments may show.

Tasting Notes

Juicy red-cherries and raspberries for a gorgeous sweet palate entry. Vibrant savoury notes of dried herbs, earthiness and a hint of chocolate. Show-stopping in its effortless intensity and infinite purity. This wine is persistent and balanced, keeping the tannin and acidity interlinked right the way through to the last sip with an excellent freshness. A powerful and rich portrayal of Burgundy’s greatest varietal with Hans’ signature silky texture. A complex, masculine style of Pinot Noir which makes this a very special wine and one to keep for the ages. Tasted Sept 2020.

Technical Data

Varieties 100% Pinot Noir
Clones Pommard clones UDC5; Dijon clones 114, 115, 667, 777; Swiss clone 10/5
Rootstock

3309 GM9.2; SO4

Vine Planted

1996

Soil

Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy and gravelly soil with clay-sand patches from stony alluvium.

Yield 3t/ha
Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar <1g/L
Ageing Potential 10+ years
Bottles Produced 2,740
 
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