Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2022
Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2022 features red, blue and black berry fruit aromatics typical of a warmer vintage. The palate is harmonious with rich dark berries and a savoury line underneath. A hint of spice and dried thyme complement the succulent fruit. Fine tannins frame the wine with a great flow and finish.
Roaring Meg Pinot Noir will improve for 3-5 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
The 2022 season swung the pendulum again for Central Otago. This season was characterised by a very warm summer, punctuated by vital rain events, culminating in a bumper crop that was harvested 1-2 weeks ahead of long term average. The benign, warm flowering conditions in December resulted in excellent fruit set and healthy canopies that galloped through a dry January. They were replenished by rain in February before harvest began in mid-March and was wrapped up by mid-April.
The majority of the fruit was destemmed to enhance the natural fruit characters of Pinot Noir from the Cromwell Basin. The grapes stayed in the fermenter on average for a total of 25 days, with temperatures peaking at 28 - 30°C. The wine was plunged once daily both during pre-fermentation and during fermentation. Post-fermentation the wine was left to extract with no further punch downs. Once tannins were balanced it was pressed off to French oak where it resided on lees for 10 months. It underwent malolactic fermentation during early spring, was racked out of barrel in early-summer with filtration, but no fining, prior to bottling.
Alc 14% pH. 3.73 T/A 5.20 Residual Sugar 0.2gL
Accolades & Awards
- Gold, New Zealand International Wine Show 2023