The Ned Pinot Noir 75cl

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Viticulture
Sourced from the renowned Ben Morven and Slopes vineyards, the 2015 vintage was naturally low yielding, with a long ripening period that has ensured optimal fruit expression and super supple tannin. Our Pinot Noir vines are planted in the deep clay loams of the Southern Valleys, universally regarded as the finest Pinot Noir terroir in Marlborough. The vines are cane pruned and meticulously tended to achieve a naturally balanced crop of intensely flavoured fruit.

Vintage
Having survived a string of spring frosts, the timing of budburst was nearly identical to last year though a subsequent cooling off meant early vine development wasn't quite as vigorous as seen previously. November was dry, with temperatures slightly above average. December bought with it a noticeable drop in temperature and just shy of 10mm of rain. This was to coincide with the critical stages of flowering and fruit set and goes some way to explain the lighter than usual 2015 yields. By Christmas the weather had begun to warm up and we hit a sustained patch of hot, dry weather that lasted through to the middle of March before the weather broke and the district finally got some rain.

Winemaking
In the winery the fruit was completely de-stemmed, but not crushed, aiming for a significant percentage of intact berries in the ferment. Individual batches were macerated cold prior to a five day fermentation where the cap temperature was allowed to peak at between 30° - 32°C. The wine remained on skins post fermentation to optimise tannin extraction whilst locking in the deep, ruby colour. Drained and pressed; this wine was then aged in mix of tank and French oak puncheons for nine months during which time it underwent a complete malo-lactic fermentation. A late summer bottling followed blending.

Colour
Dark ruby red with a vibrant purple rim.

Aroma
An especially low yielding growing season has resulted in a Pinot Noir with exceptional fruit vibrancy and intensity reminiscent of herb infused red cherry and black berry fruits with a complimentary lick of smoky French oak.

Palate
The palate further demonstrates the inherent qualities of a low yielding season with a saturated core of dark berry fruits encased in a firm but deliciously smooth tannin texture whilst bright focused acids brings these elements of fruit and tannin to life, enhancing mouthfeel, length and freshness.

Food Matching
An iconic Kiwi wine and food combo: The Ned Pinot Noir 2015 alongside a deliciously flaky lamb and rosemary pie.

Cellaring Potential
Whilst dangerously drinkable on release this wine will become deeper, rounder and more complex with careful cellaring over the next five to seven years.

Our Pinot Noir vines are planted in the deep clay loams of the Southern Valleys, universally regarded as the finest Pinot Noir terroir in Marlborough. The vines are cane pruned and meticulously tended to achieve a naturally balanced crop of intensely flavoured fruit.

Features

Wine of Marlborough, New Zealand

Brand

The Ned

ABV (%)

14

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

An especially low yielding growing season has resulted in a Pinot Noir with exceptional fruit vibrancy and intensity reminiscent of herb infused red cherry and black berry fruits with a complimentary lick of smoky French oak

Serving Suggestions

That most classic of Kiwi wine and food combo's; herb encrusted lamb racks served with hasselback potatoes and your favourite, new season green vegetables.

Producer

Marisco Vineyards Ltd

Agent

Kingsland Drinks

Winemaker

Brent Marris

History

Named after the tallest peak in the Wither Hills range - The Ned is an iconic symbol of Marlborough and therefore an appropriate brand name for one of New Zealand's fastest growing wine brands. Brent and Rosemary Marris founded Marisco Vineyards in 2003 and launched their new company with wine brand The Ned.

Regional Information

Set under the watchful eyes of the Southern Alps lie Marisco Vineyards, home of dynamic wine brand - THE NED. From this magnificent property come wines filled with fruit purity and brightness. Brent Marris, owner and chief winemaker, discovered the property which was once a cattle farm, Brent and his team have turned the 260ha into a wonderful vineyard on the banks of the Waihopai River. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are the 3 varieties that make up the Ned range - 3 of the varieties that Marlborough does best!

Current Vintage

2015

Vinification Details

In the winery the fruit was completely de-stemmed, but not crushed, aiming for a significant percentage of intact berries in the ferment.. The wine remained on skins post fermentation to optimise tannin extraction whilst locking in the deep, ruby colour. Drained and pressed; this wine was then aged in a mix of tank and French oak puncheons for nine months during which time it underwent a complete, natural malo-lactic fermentation.

Units

8.3

Taste Category

Dry

Country of Origin

New Zealand

Manufacturer

Produced and bottled by:
Marisco Vineyards Limited,
Guernsey Rd,
Marlborough,
New Zealand.

Return To Address

www.thened.co.nz

Package Type

Bottle

Other Information

Full Product Name:
Pinot Noir - Red New Zealand Wine

Origin:
Wine of New Zealand

Allergen Information

Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Nutritional Data

Typical ValuesAnalysis
Alcohol13.5%
pH3.61
Titratable Acidity5.4g/L
Residual Sugar<1.0g/L