Kokolo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Gold Medal - WineNZ Magazine
Gold Medal - New World premium (>$25) awards
Limited to 285 cases
SKU: KV-PN-16

Gold Medal -  WineNZ Magazine 
Gold Medal - New World premium (>$25) awards
Limited to 285 cases 

Our pinot noir has a lifted bouquet of dark cherry, plum and blue fruits with some hints of smoky oak. The ripe, silky palate is supported by soft supple tannin with a lovely line of acidity and a smoky, chocolatey, oak finish. Drink now or cellar up to five years. 

RRP: $36.00

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Country New Zealand
Region Banks, Peninsula, Canterbury
Vineyard Kokolo Vineyard, Teddington, Lyttelton Harbour
Block Lloyd & Winton
Variety Pinot Noir
Year 2016
Harvest Date April 2016
Brix at Harvest 24.1
Viticulturist(s) Cliff Woods and the Pattinson family
Soils Loessial
Winemakers Dom Maxwell and Gavin Tait
Colour Dark, ruby-red colour with some purple hues.
Bouquet Lifted bouquet of dark cherry, plum and blue fruits with some hints of smoky oak
Palate Ripe, silky palate is supported by soft supple tannin with a lovely line of acidity and a smoky, chocolatey, oak finish
Cellaring Up to 5 years
Analysis Residual Sugar: NA
pH: 3.33
TA: 8.24 g/L
Alcohol: 14% v/v (8.3 Standard drinks)

Reviews

Raymond Chan Monday, 17 September 2018
Even, dark ruby-red colour with some youthful purple hues, lighter on the rim. This has an intense nose with good depth and elegantly concentrated aromas of dark-red berry fruit with subtle notes of blackberries entwined with dark herbs, unveiling violet florals, along with nuances of liquorice and nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a moderately concentrated and deeply packed heart with flavours of dark-red berry fruit and raspberry liqueur notes, along with black-berried fruits and subtle dark herb and liquorice nuances. The fruit is supported by light, fine-grained tannin extraction and structure with integrated acidity. The wine carries along a fine line, leading to a lingering finish of liquorice and spices. This is a moderately concentrated Pinot Noir with well-packed flavours of dark-red berry and raspberry fruit with hints of herbs and liquorice on a fine-structured palate. Match with lamb and beef dishes over the next 5+ years. Fruit from the ‘Kokolo’ vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak. 17.5+/20. Raymond Chan Wine Reviews – January 2018.
Sam Kim Monday, 17 September 2018
The inviting bouquet shows dark berry, smoked meat, vanilla, dark mushroom and mixed spice aromas, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is smooth and fruit expressive with subtle savoury nuances. The wine is wonderfully balanced and harmonious, and finishes long and silky. At its best: now to 2020. 93 points. 5 stars. Wine Orbit - January 2018.
Yvonne Lorkin Monday, 17 September 2018
Wow. Here’s one ultra-juicy, exotically-scented, super-charged pinot noir from under the southern sun. Kokolo is a vineyard on a sheltered site at the head of Lyttleton and clearly the grapes live the dream there, because the resulting wine is a smile in a bottle. Fresh, luscious, spice-infused and dusted with cocoa, it’s tannins are plucky and plush and it lingers long in the mouth. Love it. 5 stars. Yvonne Lorkin – Winefriend.
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