Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

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Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Chalice

Tasting notes - An elegant and aromatic Pinot Noir, delivering intense notes of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with delicate and lifted floral aromas. Beautifully structured, with fine grained tannins, the flavours are echoed on the smooth, supple palate, flowing through to hints of coffee on the lingering finish.

Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

An elegant and perfumed Pinot Noir, delivering intense
notes of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit with delicate
earthy aromas, velvety and smooth.
Producer Note
Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally
recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand’s native
falcon, the ‘Kārearea’, is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine.
Kārearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau
valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice’s three unique vineyard sites. Each
vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are seamlessly
translated into multi award winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen.
Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single vineyards into
elegant, aromatic, fruit driven wines and has garnered a global reputation of
outstanding quality. Certified ‘Sustainable Winegrower of New Zealand’.
Vintage
The 2020 vintage saw less than ideal flowering conditions, which led to below average
yields. Despite this, the fruit quality was exceptional, displaying incredible varietal
character and depth of flavour.
Vineyard
The fruit for this wine comes exclusively from Lake Chalice’s 11 hectare Eyrie Vineyard,
which is located in the lower Waihopai Valley. The fruit is a hand-picked selection of
clone 115 Pinot Noir. The 15 year old vines are pruned to two canes and the yields are
carefully monitored, resulting in an intense fruit expression in the grapes. The high clay
content in the soil profile is well suited to bringing out the best in the Pinot Noir variety.
Winemaking
The grapes were fermented in small open top vats, enabling maximum hand plunging.
The wine was pressed and racked into barrels where it underwent full malolactic
conversion. The wine was then matured for 11 months aging in 11 selected Tonnellerie
Mercurey and François Frères French oak barriques, of which over one third were new.
The final blending was carefully selected from the barrels delivering the greatest
expression.
Tasting Note
An elegant and aromatic Pinot Noir, delivering intense notes of blackberry, plum and
cherry fruit with delicate and lifted floral aromas. Beautifully structured, with fine grained
tannins, the flavours are echoed on the smooth, supple palate, flowing through to hints
of coffee on the lingering finish.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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