Maori Point Vineyard
Magnum 2015 Maori Point Grand Reserve Pinot Noir - Professors' Block
The 2015 Māori Point Reserve - Professors' Block Pinot Noir was initially released in 750mL bottles in May 2019, and sold out by March 2020. A limited number of magnum bottles (1500mL) were subsequently released in June 2020. This wine is the first Māori Point Reserve Pinot Noir to be labeled as "Professors' Block," and it has won us over as our favorite Reserve Pinot Noir thus far. So it is fitting that we have a small quantity of magnums available. This is our very first magnum release, consisting of only 36 bottles that were sealed with a cork, labeled, dipped in wax to protect the cork, then numbered and signed, all by hand. Each magnum bottle comes with a Māori Point wood box (made in Central Otago) to protect the wine (unfortunately, we cannot send the wooden box out of NZ, sorry).
Our Reserve Pinot Noir is hand harvested from our favorite section of Māori Point Vineyard. We have been observing this special area and tasting the wines made specifically from it since 2013, and we now call this area our "Professors' Block". This one-acre block of vines was planted in 2002 with the Pinot Noir types Abel and 10/5, and it consistently creates our most elegant, layered, and long-lived Pinot Noir. The moderate temperatures of the 2015 growing season delivers classic Pinot Noir elegance without weight, revealing flavours of forest berries and vanilla interwoven with hints of violets and wood spice. The complex, yet soft silky tannins and a long savoury finish indicate that this wine will age well for 12 to 14 years. Native yeasts, unfined, unfiltered, vegan friendly, minimal sulfites. 13.7% alc. by volume.
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