Kokolo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

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Gold medal 2017 Wines of Canterbury Wine Awards
Champion Wine of the show 2017 Wines of Canterbury Wine Awards
Kokolo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 - Limited to 348 cases
SKU: KV-PN-15

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Gold medal 2017 Wines of Canterbury Wine Awards
Champion Wine of the show 2017 Wines of Canterbury Wine Awards
5 star Sam Kim Wine Orbit Review 2016

4 star Raymond Chan Review 2016
Silver medal Wines of Canterbury Wine Awards 2016
Silver medal Bragato Wine Awards 2016
Silver medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016

Deep red in colour. Lots of fruit, violet and dried herbs with notes of spice, ground coffee and cola on the nose. Lively fruit on the palette, with nice long integrated tannin. Good power and linear drive with juicy acidity at the end of the palette.
Can be cellared for 5–10 years.

14%Alc/vol (8.3 std drinks)
Harvest date: 17/4/15
Brix: 23.7
Analysis: TA 9.0; pH 3.14

Country New Zealand
Region Banks, Peninsula, Canterbury
Vineyard Kokolo Vineyard, Teddington, Lyttelton Harbour
Block Lloyd & Winton
Variety Pinot Noir
Year 2015
Harvest Date 17 April 2015
Brix at Harvest 23.7
Viticulturist(s) Cliff Woods and the Pattinson family
Soils Loessial
Winemakers Dom Maxwell and Gavin Tait
Winemaking Fruit was handpicked and then cold macerated for 5 days before fermentation. Inoculated. All destemmed fruit. All oak matured.10 months in oak, all neutral oak.
Colour Dark, deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues.
Bouquet On the nose displaying dark cherry, plum, vanilla and mixed spice characters.
Palate The palate is succulent and rounded, and offers excellent fruit weight and intensity, beautifully framed by polished tannins. Wonderfully balanced and integrated with generous fruit flavourS.
Release Date December 2016
Cellaring Up to 5–10 years
Analysis Residual Sugar: NA
pH: 3.14
TA: 9.00 g/L
Alcohol: 14% v/v (8.3 Standard drinks)

Reviews

Sam Kim Tuesday, 20 December 2016
It is sweetly expressed on the nose displaying dark cherry, plum, vanilla and mixed spice characters. The palate is succulent and rounded, and offers excellent fruit weight and intensity, beautifully framed by polished tannins. Wonderfully balanced and integrated with generous fruit flavours, this is highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2019. 93 points. 5 stars
Raymond Chan Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. Lighter edged. This has an up-front, but concentrated and intense nose with aromas of ripe dark red cherries and raspberries along with soft herb nuances and a suggestion of spice. The primary fruit aromatics are prevalent. Medium-bodied, bright and sweetly rich and lusciously juicy flavours of dark red berry fruits and raspberry liqueur fill the palate, unfolding dark red florals and subtle dark herb nuances. The fruit is supported by fine-gained, supple tannins and moderate extraction, with integrated acidity. The sweet fruitiness is the feature and carries to a lingering, juicy, raspberry nuanced finish. This is a bright and juicy, up-front, dark raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with fine and supple extraction. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 4-5 years. Clones 777, 667, 115, 5, 114, 375 and 10/5 from the ‘Kokolo’ vineyard at Charteris Bay, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermentation initiated to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new oak. 18.0/20. 4 stars