Main Divide Pinot Noir 2021

Main Divide is the local name for the Southern Alps and is the backbone of the South Island, where grapes for Main Divide are exclusively sourced. Vineyards have been selected for their quality and ability to express unique regional flavours. The Main Divide Pinot Noir is made adopting traditional Burgundian winemaking methods. Approximately 40% of the grapes were put at the bottom of the fermentation vats as whole bunches, with the balance being de-stemmed on top, retaining as many whole berries as possible. The vats were kept cool over the next few days to help extract the soft, silky tannins from the pinot noir skins. After approximately a week, the must started to ferment naturally. During fermentation the skins of the grapes were gently plunged twice daily. When the fermentation finished, the grape remnants were left to steep in the wine for up to a week to help extract a different range of tannins that add structure and depth. Subsequently the wine was gently pressed off and put into oak barriques (20% new), from selected artisan Burgundian coopers. In the summer after harvest, when the weather warmed, the wine underwent a natural malo-lactic (secondary) fermentation. After maturing for 18 months in these barriques, the wine was finally bottled. The nose is a brooding amalgam of red fruit and savoury aromas. Tantalising impressions of raspberry, dark cherry and blood orange uncoil from the glass, shot with hints of earth, game, chocolate, violets and sweet spice. In the mouth it is gorgeously styled, rich and savoury on a silky fine palate. Tightly knit fruit and plush velvety tannins are perfectly balanced by a backbone of invigorating acidity that delivers outstanding structure and a lasting finish. Elegant, yet powerful, in a way that Pinotphiles crave.

Wine File
Producer:
Main Divide
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Canterbury
Sub Region:
Waipara Valley
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Pinot Noir
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Screw Cap
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
Regular Price
£24.00
Sale Price
£24.00
Regular Price
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Purchase Format: Single Bottle

 

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Customer Reviews

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Neil Smith
Amazing Pino Noir

Ordered two bottles of Main Divide Pino Noir having seen Tom Gilbey’s review. Great service from Hic, bottles arrived quickly, very well packed. Will definitely order again Thank You

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Steven Graham
Birthday gifts - Main Divide 2018

Chosen on a personal recommendation this turned out to be a great-value, rewarding and delicious red. Well appreciated with a virtual hand-clap by the Pinot Noir audience it went to....