Schubert, Pinot Noir Marion's Vineyard, 2012, Wairarapa
|Article:||2012 Pinot Noir Marion's Vineyard Schubert Wines Limited|
|Growing area:||Martinborough, Wairarapa|
|Producer:||Schubert Wines Limited|
|Grape variety:||Pinot Noir clones|
|Description:||Very fine layers of star fruit, strikingly ripe and sweet aromas of raspberry and boysenberry with hints of thyme, anise and leather in the nose. This ruby coloured medium to full-bodied wine has a great cherry filled palate with layers of mushrooms and cloves. Showing good acidity balance, minerality and elegance with a long lasting finish with some earthy undertones leading to an approachable but tight tannic structured finish.|
|Drinking temperature:||16 - 18 °C|
Cool spring and summer resulting in a slow ripening of the grapes. The harvest started three weeks later than most years. Yet beautiful sunshine during April ensured perfect ripening conditions.
Date of harvest: 11. - 26. April 2012
Date of bottling: 06 March 2014
Harvest and Vinification:
Marion's Vineyard is a selection of predominantly two Pinot Noir clones; the Pommard and the Abel clone. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and small batch fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on “skins” for 3 weeks. Aged in 40% new and 60% used French oak barriques for 16 months.
|Country of origin:||New Zealand|
|Company:||Schubert Wines Limited|
|Address:||57 Cambridge Road Martinborough New Zealand|