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Lake Chalice The Nest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Lake Chalice The Nest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
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Producer:  Lake Chalice
Grape Varieties:  100% Pinot Noir
Optimum Drinking:  Within 5 years
Wine Style:  Mid weight fruity red with a savoury finish
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Country:  New Zealand

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Lake Chalice The Nest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

An elegant and silky Pinot Noir with aromatic notes of sweet ripe raspberries, dried herbs and fresh coffee leading to a savoury finish.

Producer Note

Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand’s native falcon, the ‘Kārearea’, is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine. Kārearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice’s three unique vineyard sites. Each vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are seamlessly translated into multi award winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen. Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single vineyards into elegant, aromatic, fruit driven wines and has garnered a global reputation of outstanding quality.

Vintage

Marlborough’s 2016 vintage delivered high yields as a result of ample sunshine hours balanced by well timed, sporadic rainfall. Warm days and cool nights during the closing weeks of harvest presented ideal conditions for the grapes to achieve full maturity; resulting in healthy, concentrated berries. 2016 has been cited as one of the best harvests in a decade.

Vineyard

The fruit for this wine was harvested from vineyards across the Wairau and southern Waihopai Valleys in Marlborough. The vineyards situated in the sheltered southern Waihopai Valley have well-draining clay over gravel soils, offering perfect conditions to bring out the best in the Pinot Noir variety. The vines are trained with two canes resulting in good fruit concentration.

Winemaking

The grapes were delivered to the winery immediately after harvest retaining the freshness of the fruit. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit and during the peak of fermentation the must was hand-plunged up to eight times per day, in order to ensure the desired levels of fine tannins, colour and flavours were extracted. A light maturation in seasoned French oak barriques followed, imparting subtle complexity to the wine.

Tasting Note

An elegant and silky Pinot Noir with aromatic notes of sweet ripe raspberries, dried herbs and fresh coffee leading to a delicate structure and a savoury finish.

Serving Suggestion

Delicious with tender roast duck or wild mushroom dishes.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%

 


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