Kahurangi Estate 'Regional Selection' Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020

Kahurangi Estate Regional Series aims to capture the essence of several well know NZ wine-growing regions. Martinborough is considered to be one of the country’s prime wine growing regions. The flagship grape variety is Pinot Noir with the region producing exceptional quality wines, produced by some of the most highly regarded wineries in New Zealand.

Our beautiful handcrafted Martinborough Pinot Noir is made from 100% BioGro certified organic grapes. The aroma is unmistakably Pinot – dark cherry and berry fruit supported by subtle smoky oak and nice touch of violet and soft spices. The rich palate is full yet elegant featuring lovely layers of cherry and forest berry flavours combined with savoury complexity and soft tannins.

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Tasting Notes

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

13.5 %

Residual sugar

2 g/L

Acid

0.8 g/L

Notes

2020 Harvest was an incredible vintage and one of the most favourable Pinot Noir growing seasons for the Martinborough region in many years. Summer started with a warm, dry December with fantastic flowering and fruit set produced even berry and bunch size, little rain over the summer months and temperatures above average produced wines with remarkable colour, texture and depth of flavour. Our beautiful handcrafted Martinborough Pinot Noir is made from 100% BioGro certified organic grapes from a single vineyard grown in Martinbrough, handpicked at harvest. Pinot Noir grapes were de-stemmend with crushing, using gravity, wild yeast fermentation. 11 months maturation in old French oak barrels. The aroma is unmistakably Pinot - dark cherry and berry fruit supported by subtle smoky oak and nice touch of violet and soft spices. The rich palate is full yet elegant featuring lovely layers of cherry and forest berry flavours combined with savoury complexity and soft tannins.

Food Pairing

Serve around 16 C pair with crispy roasted sage duck for the ultimate food match.

Cellar

Drink now to 2030

Reviews & Awards

5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2022

By Sam Kim

Seductively complex and engaging on the nose showing dark berry, warm mushroom, toasted spice and cedar aromas. The concentrated palate delivers plump mouthfeel together with silky texture and fine-grained tannins, finishing persistent and satisfying. At its best: now to 2030.

Rating: 95/100
Premium - Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 2022

By Cameron Douglas

Varietal and fruity with aromas of dark berries and plums, some barrel spices and a fine savoury earthy quality. New, and enticing. On the palate flavours of cherry return with a black currant and vanilla wood combination, tannins are firm and abundant and contrasted by the fruit core. Acidity pulls all the attributes together in a tidy, textured expression. Best drink from mid to late 2023 through 2027.

Rating: 92/100

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