Stables Reserve Pinot Noir
Stables Reserve offers a sense of history with its name taken from the original Stables where it all started in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay more than 100 years ago. Gentle in style, the Stables range evokes life’s simple pleasures – warmth, hospitality and conversation.
GROWING SEASON AND WINEMAKING
The growing season started warmer than average which encouraged excellent flowering and fruit set. Warm and dry conditions prevailed from December through to February ensuring ripe, flavoursome fruit in excellent condition.
Crushed to tank, the fermentation was warm and swift peaking at 30°C to enhance depth of fruit flavour. The cap was pumped over twice daily until the wine was completely dry. The wine was left on skins for one day post ferment to add softness and then oak aged for 10 months prior to bottling.
Attractive and fragrant cherry, plum and oak spice aromas.
Rich and mouth filling flavours of plum and cherry framed with well-integrated toasty oak. The texture is soft with gentle tannins on the finish.
Drinking well now, this wine will reward cellaring for up to 5 years from the vintage date.
Pair with lamb, venison or rich pork dishes.