Takahiro K Pearson’s Pinot Noir 2022
$49.90 inc. GST
91/100 – Stephen Wong MW
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2021 vintage)
“Bright ruby. Sweet herbal tea, hibiscus and rosehip nose straddling fruit and moss. Delicate, detailed but with depth. The palate is light-bodied and silky with umeboshi and red plum flavours. It is direct, flowing and sweet-fruited but counterbalanced by high, linear acidity that is distinctly cooler-climate. A slight note of dessication to the ripeness, which adds a savoury/salty twist. Drink 2024 to 2030.” – Stephen Wong MW
Tasting Note: This wine is quite aromatic and fruity with nice acidity backbone. Crimson colour with ruby going to a brick red hue. It is a soft and rounded wine with aroma of sweet red berry fruits and red cherries. This is a wine for easy drinking whilst having classic Pinot Noir flavours, the tannins are soft and well rounded. This wine is suitable for mild flavoured foods or drinking by itself. Aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months. No fining or filtration is applied.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were sourced from Gravel Soil Vineyard located western side of Waipara Valley. The vines were planted in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, mixture clones of UCD5, Dijon 115, Dijon 667, Dijon 777 and 10/5. Free draining stony soil brings rich aroma for the wines. Vertical Shoot Positioned Trellis is used to train vines. Grapes were hand harvested into small picking bins, and sorted again in the winery before fermentation. Fermented in open top 1.7t vats for about 20 days with hand plunging during fermentation.
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand