LUNA ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2016

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LUNA ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2016

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Hand picked fruit from both vineyards comprises the Estate Pinot Noir.  Most fruit is destemmed, and 10% new French oak rounds out the blend.  With a RRP well under $30, it's a rarity for this provenance and quality, An array of Pinot fruit flavours with complexing spice sits over earth and undergrowth, a lovely introduction to Pinot from this amazing part of the world.

"Raspberry and red cherry, a little cinnamon and sweet spice, subtle earth and dried herb. Medium bodied, juicy red fruits and sap, light chalky tannin, finish is a not the longest, but a lovely drink all up. Approachable and very tasty."  91 points, Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au

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Luna Estate

Over the moon - a rising star of New Zealand wine

A relatively new label, the foundations of Luna Estate are two excellent vineyard sites  – Eclipse, on the famed Martinborough Terraces, and Blue Rock, on Dry River Road, south of the Martinborough village.  Martinborough is a region which excites us as New Zealand’s best for complex and varietal Pinot Noir, also raising excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  Luna’s ethos is sustainable vineyard practices, and as minimal handling in the winery as possible, under the guidance of chief winemaker Joel Watson, whose previous work has included several vintages with the highly esteemed Curly Flat in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges.  

Presently with 25 hectares producing, a significant replanting program to bring 80% of production to Pinot Noir will eventually see the estate sitting around 44 hectares between the two sites.  The single vineyard wines show the sites' contrasts, with the entry point Estate wines rock solid examples.