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: 2017
  • Producer: Te Kairanga
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • Code: 28208
  • Expression: Ring