Hans Herzog Pinot Noir 2020

$69.00 inc. GST

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96/100 – James Suckling
95/100 – Stephen Wong MW (2018 vintage)
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)

“This is really drinking beautifully now with a ripe strawberry, chocolate and walnut character as well as hints of wood in just the right amount. Full-bodied yet not heavy, with lots of polished, caressing tannins and focus. Serious wine to ponder. Drink or hold, but hard not to open.” – James Suckling

Tasting Note: With yields rivalling those of a Grand Cru, the dark ruby red hue of this Pinot Noir already hints at its Grandeur. Intensely aromatic, it presents luscious notes of dark berries, cherries, violet, and warm spices. Magnificent complexity unfolds on the palate, revealing a dry, deep, and earthbound character. Sumptuous and silky tannins are balanced by a savoury acidity, embodying the refined elegance characteristic of Burgundy’s greatest varietal. Its long finish speaks to its aging potential, making it a superb addition to any Burgundy lover’s cellar.

Winemaking Notes: “The healthy fruit was carefully destemmed, retaining 40% as whole berries. The pure fruit underwent a four-day cold soak, protected by dry ice, to extract softer, richer colour, flavour, aromas and more supple tannins for a silky mouthfeel. The temperature was then allowed to rise gently, ensuring a natural, long, cool wild fermentation untainted by cultured yeast or additives, revealing the true essence of the grape variety and terroir integrity. With a total of 21 days on the skins, the young wine was gently pressed and transferred into French Allier barriques for malolactic fermentation. With 24 months in barriques, it emerges as a promising candidate for long-term aging. Finally, the wine was bottled unfined (vegan) and unfiltered at our winery, preserving the integrity of this magnificent Pinot Noir.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 13.8%

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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