TE TERA Pinot Noir 2013$0.00
Te Tera means “the other” in Maori, and refers to its status compared to its famous big brother - the gold labelled Estate Pinot
From small beginnings Te Tera Pinot has grown to be a hugely popular wine that consistently represents great value delicious Martinborough Pinot Noir.
Te Tera Pinot comes mainly from our younger vineyards (vine age ranges from 8 – 23 years old) within the Martinborough appellation. These vineyards sit on a mix of alluvial and clay soils. Our younger vineyards tend to produce Pinots that are softer and more fruit forward compared to the older plantings.
The 2013 vintage will go down as one of the great years for winegrowers in Martinborough. Throughout summer we had seemingly endless warm sunny weather which was reflected in the weather statistics showing that 2013, whilst not our hottest year, was one of our sunniest summers on record. Long stretches of warm, sunny days were interspersed every four weeks or so with just enough rainfall to keep the vines in optimum condition. The glorious weather carried on right through till autumn which meant April was a happy month for both pickers and winemakers.
All the fruit for our Te Tera Pinot Noir is hand-picked, destemmed and carefully tipped into open fermentors. The wine undergoes a cool (not cold) pre-ferment maceration for 5–7 days and spent an average time on skins of about 19 days. Only natural uninoculated ferments are practiced with our Pinots. After pressing the wine was racked to French oak barrels where it undergoes natural malolactic fermentation in spring. In total the Pinot spent ten months in barrel before racking, blending and bottling.
CATEGORY: Red wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New Zealand
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir%
UNITS PER: 6
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl