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Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir

Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir
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Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir

Wine Information
Product Name Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2014
Type Red
Variety Pinot Noir
Vintage 2014
Region Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Winery / Winemaker Paddy Borthwick
Background Established in 1996 the family owned and managed Borthwick Vineyard perfectly captures the special region of Gladstone, New Zealand. Ancient stony, alluvial soils and cool climate allows the grapes to grow in harmony in their environment. Sustainably practices and minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery gives our wines their distinctive single vineyard characteristics and flavor
Notes Tasting notes: Bouquet of maraschino cherries, plums, cranberries and cedar. A core of dark cherry, cloves and wild herbs are supported by bright fruit and French oak that complement a rich soft palate with finely integrated fruit tannins. Vintage Conditions: 2014 was one of the coolest seasons experienced this century. An unusually cool spring and summer meant that the vineyard cycles were delayed by up to three weeks. Thankfully autumn was one of the best we have ever seen, with long dry spells and great temperature variations. The result is some of the most aromatically intense white wines we have produced yet. Viticulture: We have eight hectares of Pinot noir planted in 12 different clones on a mixture of grafted and own roots. Vines are planted in differing areas of the vineyard to maximise the array of flavours available to us during blending. Our Dijon clones 115, 777,667,113 and 114 are planted on light, stony, free draining soils, promoting fruit forward characters and intensity. Our older clones of Abel, 375, 5, 6, 13, AM10/5 and Mariafield are planted in deeper soils with higher clay content to promote greater depth in palate weight and texture. Fermentation: Temperature controlled fermentation using only natural yeasts, combined with hand plunging to optimize the fruit and tannin balance. Following extended post-ferment maceration on skins the wine was drained and pressed to barrel. Rigorous barrel selection and blending is followed by minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling. Oak Handling: 100% French oak aged for 11 months with a mixture of selected cooperages of which 30% of the barrels are new.
Product SKU PADB:PN2014WAI

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