Cleanskin New Zealand Pinot Noir 2020 (WWS1186)

cleanskin nz pinot noir

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New Zealand Pinot Noir 2020

Volume:  2,600 cases
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“There’s a radiance in this wine that reflects its unique, ultra-cool-climate region. A gravelly, stony mineral note appears at first sniff, but give it some aeration in glass and it fleshes out with plump red berried, white pepper and potpourri. Tart cherry scidity adds tang to the midweight palate. It’s tightened up by hereby, distinctively testured tannins that conjure the sensation of licking gravel. The red fruit wines out though, lingering on the finish. Drink now to 2028.”
93 Points – Christina Pickard – Wine Enthusiast

Regional Composition: 100% New Zealand, North Canterbury

cleanskin nz pinot noir
Certified Carbon Zero

Description:  2020 was a superb growing season that was considerably warmer than normal. Pinot Noir had excellent flowering and summer progressed well with adequate moisture, warm days and relatively cool nights.

The grapes were hand-harvested with the majority destemmed to open fermenters. One batch making up 14% of the blend was fermented with 20% whole bunches. After a cold soak a fast fermentation ensued with plunging twice daily. The wines were then left on skins for a further period. The wines were all aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new, for 11 months where they underwent the malolactic fermentation prior to blending and bottling 12 months following harvest.

This wine begins with a sophisticated floral fragrance followed by sweet spice and ripe black cherry and logan berry fruits. The palate is gorgeous – loads of fruit and spice; it’s textural yet silky and velvety with fragrant red fruits and a dark chocolate savoury finish. The wine is very pure with a lovely acidity and long finish.

Compliances: WSMP, SWGNZ, Export Spray Prg., Vegan Friendly, UK Compliant, US Compliant, EU Compliant, Japan Compliant, China Compliant, Certified Carbon Zero


  • Bottled in 750ml BVS Square Heel Premium Burgundy.
  • Capsules – Black Screwcaps.
  • Kraft cartons 12 x 750ml.
  • 52 cases per pallet.

Analysis at Bottling:

Alc./Vol.: 13%
TA: 5.3 g/L
RS: 2.1 g/L
pH: 3.66

Price: $NZ105.00 per 12 x 750ml
Excise, HPA Levy & GST excluded from price.
Payment Terms: Ten (10) percent deposit on order with balance prior to dispatch.

INCO Terms: (EXW) Ex-Works, Marlborough.
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