Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir, Martinborough

Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir, Martinborough

The grapes for ‘Runholder’, a tribute to the original settlers, are grown on low-cropping vines; selective hand-picking, small batch fermentation and sensitive oak handling contribute to producing this rich, concentrated Pinot Noir. Traditional fermentation in small vats is employed with hand-plunging and gentle pressing off to release the flavour locked in the skins; movement of juice and wine around the winery is by gravity and the wine spends 15 months in French oak barrels, a quarter new. Initial aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and spice are backed by a velvety textured palate with subtle oak notes.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Wairarapa
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Te Kairanga
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £19.48
  • Code: 28208
  • Expression: Ring