Kumeu River, Hunting Hill Pinot Noir, 2013
Region: Auckland, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
Light ruby-red colour with some depth and slight garnet hues, lighter on the rim. This has a softly concentrated and full nose with aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with a subtle note of nutty oak and suggestions of dark herbs. The aromatics form a rounded and deep heart, growing in firmness and intensity with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a fine core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with soft notes of nutty oak along with dark herb detail. The fruit has richness, underlined by supple tannin extraction lending a soft, balanced structure with integrated acidity.
In 1994 new plantings of Pinot Noir on the Kumeu Estate were established with the aim of producing red wine to rival the quality of our Kumeu River Chardonnay. To this end only the best new planting material available from Burgundy was chosen, and grafted onto extremely low-vigour rootstocks to limit the yield and intensify the flavour of this wonderfully aristocratic grape variety.
The Brajkovich family and Kumeu River Wines is a story that parallels the New Zealand wine industry. From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine.