Price:  £90.50 | Case Rate: £15.08
Ex Tax: £75.42

Huia - Huia Pinot Noir 2015

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Area: Wairau Valley
  • Wine Maker: Claire & Mike Allan
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.30
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2017
Food Matching

Food Matching

Huia Pinot Noir is delicious with: chargrilled and grilled teriyaki salmon, rabbit stews, roasted lamb shanks, rare beef, pork roast and figs, wild mushroom risotto, mature cheddars, mature brie and other soft cheeses.

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WS: 88 (2011) JS: 90 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

On the nose the wine shows spice, violets, vanilla and dark cherry. The palate is rich and bright with dark and red cherry alongside hints of spice and savoury notes. The French oak imparts a gentle vanilla pod flavour and the silky but firm grape tannins are well integrated. The wine has great balance, length and structure and will age well. This wine is certified organic and vegan friendly.

Winery Information

Huia

Huia is a tiny husband and wife operation based in Marlborough creating delicious, biodynamic wines and all in small quantities, so there

Expert Reviews

Wine Spectator (2011)88 pts

Web Only 2014 - The fleshy plum and red fruit flavors are fresh and focused, with flashes of tomato leaf, licorice and cigar box, finishing smooth and spicy. Drink now through 2027. 1,400 cases made. ?MW

James Suckling (2012)90 pts

A ripe, bold and slightly confected nose here. This wine really exudes ripe fruit characters, smells glazed and warm and shows a floral edge too. The palate delivers a supple, round and ripe impression plus plenty of flavors in the dark cherry spectrum. The tannins are singular and bold. Bigger style here. Drink now.

Vinification Notes

The 2012 Pinot Noir is sourced from our Pinot Noir vineyards. The Home vineyard, planted in 1995, is grown on river-run shingle to very stony alluvial silts in the Rapaura sub region. The remainder of the Pinot Noir is grown on the upper terraces of the Brancott Valley in free draining clay loam and stone soils. A sunny and warm growing season ripened the grapes and these were hand-picked from the 14th to the 17th April. Once de-stemmed and crushed into tank for ferment the grapes soaked in their juice. After 5 days the grapes were inoculated for fermentation. Once racked and pressed off the grape skins the wine matures in French oak for eleven months before being bottled.