Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017

36,70 CHF - 37,70 CHF

50,26 CHF pro Liter

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From a stellar vintage in Marlborough for Pinot Noir. What an effort! All fruit for this wine was hand-picked, hand-sorted then destemmed and grape (!!!) sorted as to ensure that only pristine, perfect Pinot grapes make it into the fermenters. A silky, subtle, earthy Pinot Noir, that is simply delicious.


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Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017


review Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017Cameron Douglas MS: 95/100 (Outstanding). Fantastic aromatics with aromas of ripe red berries and dried herb, sweet smoke and soft wood spices, dark rose and plum. On the palate - tense, youthful, ripe, fruity, complex and dry. A complete wine with a core of pinosity and fruit layered atop a foundation of fine tannins and medium+ acidity, flowers and mineral, spice and endless charm. Best drinking from 2021 through 2030+.


review Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast (USA): 94/100. This Pinot blends fruit from three vineyards including TWR's home block of old, biodynamically farmed vines, and Clayvin, Giesen winery's prized single vineyard. Anna and Jason Flowerday's Pinot is vastly different than Giesen's however. It's more muscular, dark fruited and tautly wound, weaving plump plum and cherry fruit with savory and baking spice, bay leaf, clove and a lick of oatmeal-like oak. Tannins are powerful yet fine and chiseled. Should cellar beautifully until 2030 at least.


review Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017Bob Campbell, MW (The Real Review): 93/100. Supple and delicately succulent Pinot Noir with floral, violet, red rose, ripe cherry, and fresh herb flavours supported by gentle acidity and fine, peppery tannins. Re-tasted after a year, the wine has integrated and developed considerably. Approachable now but should continue to develop. Drink 2020-2027.


review Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017James Suckling (jamessuckling.com): 94/100. This is utterly delicious pinot, delivering abundant spiced-cherry and blueberry-pastry aromas. This has an attractively composed and fleshy, ripe, dark-cherry and red-plum core with long, fresh and juicy drive on the palate. Such great fruit purity here.


Tasting Note

Gorgeous, fragrant notes of ripe strawberry and plum with hints of baking spice, mocha, and some complex savoury undertones. The fleshy, silky tannins combine with vibrant flavours of plum and strawberry. The palate has serious weight and flows from fruit purity into more savoury and complex flavours. The wine has great fleshness and depth and finishes with a lingering persistence of fruit, fine tannin and well integrated oak.

Aromas and flavours:

Aromen Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017: dunkle KirschenAromen Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017: ErdbeerenAromen Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017: GewürzeAromen Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017: Pflaume


Additional information

Type: Red wine

Grape varial: Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 13% vol

Residual sugar: <1 g/l

Total acidity: 5.4 g/l

Food match: rich game meat dishes like a venison and juniper stew.

Vineyards: Te Whare Ra Home Block, Wairau Valley and Ridge and Clayvin, Southern Valleys.

Soil in Southern Valleys: These soil types are much older than the Wairau flood plain and have lower fertility and a much higher clay component which gives the wines more depth and structure.

Vintage: 2017 was a text book summer in Marlborough with very even ripening and the resultant wines have great concentration and fleshiness and fine, ripe silky tannins. Te Whare Ra started picking slightly earlier than usual and the harvest was very evenly spaced with no wet weather pressure. 

Winemaking: All fruit for this wine was hand-picked, hand-sorted then destemmed and berry sorted as to ensure that only pristine, perfect Pinot berries make it into the fermenters. Gently transferred to small one tonne open fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. Some parcels small % whole bunch. Cold soak for 7-8 days, 5-7 day ferment, up to 14 days post ferment maceration. Pressed off on taste then filled to oak after 24hrs. In oak for 11 months - all French oak, various different coopers, 30% new, balance in older oak.

Production: 567 cases

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulfites. Bottled un-fined and with minimal filtration.

Cellaring potential: enjoyable to drink now and will also benefit from careful cellaring until 2027+.

Closure: Screwcap

Produced and bottled by: TE WHARE RA WINES, 56 Anglesea Street, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand

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