2018 Butterworth Te Muna Estate Pinot Noir
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The vines were hand pruned, hand trained, and hand tended on two cane vertical shoot positioning trellis systems. The grapes were hand harvested from 6 different clones, the picks were coordinated with the differing ripening times. The grapes were destemmed, then gently fermented and macerated in up to 2.2T lots for at least 20 to 25 days. The fermenters were drained and pressed to French oak barriques, with topping occurring every week with the wines on full ferment yeast lees. The barrels were selected and combined for a rest period. A light filtration before bottling ensures the stability of the wine.