2013 PINOT NOIR “Block B”
CLIMATIC CONDITIONS: Mild spring leading to ideal conditions for fruit-set in December. Summer was very hot and dry with some rain only towards the very end of autumn.
DATE OF HARVEST: 9. - 15. April 2013
HARVEST & VINIFICATION: Block B is a selection of the Dijon Pinot Noir clones; specifically the clones 115, 667, 777, 114 and 113. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on “skins” for 3 weeks. Aged in 45% new and 55% used French oak barriques for 18 months.
DATE OF BOTTLING: 21. January 2015
ALC: 14.5% VOL
TASTING NOTES: A lifted alluring savoury nose that leads to wild berries, pure forest floor, cedar and array of spices. A smooth entrance of wild berries, with notes of mocha, spices with a focused savoury core of fine mineral tannins. A complex balanced Pinot Noir that has a long promising life ahead.
DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 ºC CELLARING: 5 - 12 years
|Region||Wairarapa, New Zealand|
|Colour||Red – Light and Perfumed|
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Welcome to SCHUBERT WINES and to our world of Pinot Noir!
Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, both Geisenheim University Viticulture & Oenology graduates from Germany established SCHUBERT WINES in 1998.
Having worked with winemakers like Erni Loosen of Dr Loosen Estate, Bernkastel in Germany as well as in various vineyards across the world, their dream had always been to set off around the world in search of the ideal place to plant and produce their true passion – Pinot Noir. After travelling through regions like Oregon, California, Australia and parts of Europe, it wasn't until arriving in Martinborough in the Wairarapa province of New Zealand that Kai and Marion felt they had found what they were looking for.
In spring of 1998 they acquired a small established vineyard in Martinborough and 40 hectares of bare land in East Taratahi, just north of Martinborough, , followed by plantings from scratch in 1999 and 2000.
SCHUBERT'S philosophy is to craft wines of uncompromising quality that would stand out alongside the finest in the world. 14 hectares of wines are closely planted in the traditional, European style and the unique climate produces low yields. As a result they have been quick to capture the attention of connoisseurs and critics alike for their alluring, internationally award winning wines of outstanding character, complexity, balance and grace.
With about 90% the majority of the production is exported to currently 36 countries.
Founded in 1998 by Kai Schubert & Marion Deimling, this young winery has fast made a name for itself as one of the finest producers in New Zealand. Their status as a top end producer was confirmed in 2010 when they won the Decanter Magazine's International Trophy for the best Pinot Noir. Their focus is on the small volume wines with very low yields showing true vineyards characteristics and with minimal intervention from the winemaker