Momo Pinot Noir 2019
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Appreciated by most Pinot Noir Organic Wine drinkers.
A fresh, fruity pinot noir with elevated intensity of ripe dark cherry, red plums, charred wood, star anise and baking spices. A vibrant and well concentrated wine that is offering great value for money.
Blessed with a glorious, dry Summer, 2019 harvest commenced remarkably early, on March 1st. Vintage 2019 will be remembered as relatively trouble free, and a long harvest period – after the last few years when all varieties ripened at once, the slow, steady and spread out nature of 2019 was welcomed. Wet conditions at flowering gave them loose and lighter bunches, the following hot dry summer allowed berries to ripen considerably faster. Fruit was harvested an optimum maturity with the intention to maintain fresh and vibrant acidity to balance concentration of the fruit. Harvest was completed on April 13th. All in all, the winery feels very grateful for all that Vintage 2019 delivered, exceptional conditions and resulting fruit quality and health.
Certified organic grapes were harvested by hand and machine, then destemmed and fermented in small open top fermenters using predominantly wild yeasts. The caps were plunged twice daily. After a period of 21 – 30 days, the batches were pressed off into a variety of small stainless steel vessels, and then into predominantly 3rd fill and neutral oak barrels to age. The wine went through malolactic fermentation naturally, and remained aging for 9 months before it was blended and filtered prior to bottling.
This wine pairs really well with meatballs on tomato sauce or grilled pork and fennel sausages.