Luna Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016 – Marinborough Pinot Noir Best Pinot Noir Area
Vintage and vine
Even growing season; not too hot, not too cold, decent rain at the
right time, a bit of a ‘goldilocks’ vintage! Fine and relatively settled
spring led to a good fruit set. Strong shoot growth in early summer
set a good canopy. Rain arrived in the second week of harvest,
leading to some fierce picking. Sun returned for remainder of harvest
leading to a long warm Autumn.
Crafted from fruit grown at our Puruatanga Road (Eclipse) and Dry
River road (Blue Rock) vineyards. Hand harvested from 25th March
Majority destemmed to open topped fermenters. Gentle hand plunging 2-3 times per day. Average
maceration 20 days. Gentle pressing to tank followed by around 1 week settle time before being
sent to barrel. Oak is all French, with a focus lower toast levels and tighter grain. Around 10% new.
Maturation for 12 months. Bottled in June 2017.
pH – 3.55
R/S >1.0 g/l
Appearance – Bright Ruby, youthful
Bouquet – Lifted, very aromatic with high toned red cherries, raspberry and crushed strawberry;
feminine, floral and pretty. Earthy undertones with some fine oak subtlety.
Palate – Juicy, medium weight and elegant. Vibrant red fruit flavours interplay with super fine, ripe
tannins, leading to a ripe and textural finish.
In many respects our most important wine. Fruit forward and immediately appealing, showing all of
the deliciousness and drinkability fine Pinot Noir can deliver when handled with care. Enjoy now or
cellar for 3-5 years.
A blend from both our sites and in a way the most important wine we create in terms of representing our ‘estate’ style. We endeavour to bring all the deliciousness and easy drinkability great Pinot Noir can deliver when handled with care.
Lifted, bright aromatics and long, luscious, rich textures combine with Martinborough’s well-known savoury element.