Hans Herzog Pinot Noir Grand Duc 2019
$95.00 inc. GST
94/100 – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“Medium ruby with the faintest trace of purple; the bouquet is starting to show some development and has dried herbs and dried mushroom amid the dark-cherry fruit. It tastes very intense and lively, with excellent concentration of flavour and long persistence, the sustained flavour coupled with abundant and well-tailored tannins. Impressive wine, the slight bitter-herb aftertaste adding a cleansing factor that leaves you refreshed and ready for more.” – Huon Hooke
Tasting Note: With less than the yield for a Grand Cru, this succulent, richly textured Pinot boasts alluring aromas of cherry and raspberry complemented by subtle hints of violet, dried herbs and warm spices. A velvety texture coats the palate, balanced by a refreshing acidity, fine tannins and intriguing minerality. In the style of Burgundy’s greatest varietal: refined elegance, defined by a long and graceful finish, leaving a lingering impression of bright fruit. A truly exquisite expression of a Pinot Noir unveiling the finest qualities of this varietal and a testament to the dedication and skills of its Vigneron. A wonderful addition to a Burgundy lover’s cellar.
Winemaking Notes: “Crafting pure authentic wines with minimal intervention requires perfectly healthy grapes achieved only through arduous vineyard work. Lucious grapes have been gently destemmed and left to cold soak for a long and soft extraction of the fine flavours and colour. No cultured yeast, additions and enhancements, just a long, cool wild fermentation with no residual sugar left, for a true expression of the this noble grape variety and its amazing terroir. After 24 days on the skins, the young wine was gently pressed into French barriques (40% new) where it further matured for 18 month. Thanks to the high quality of grapes the wine was bottled in our winery unfined (vegan) and unfiltered to retain the integrity of this regal Pinot Noir.” – Hans Herzog
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand