Produced from 30% Abel Clone plus 70% Block 16 (114 clone) fruit, the 2011 Te Muna Road Vineyard Aroha Pinot Noir is a medium to deep ruby-purple color and has a pronounced black cherry and black raspberry nose with some spiciness, cinnamon stick plus hints of bark and earth. Medium to full-bodied and rich, it is fruitier and more concentrated, with medium levels of fine-grained tannins and a long finish. Drink it 2014 to 2021+.
A relatively deep ruby in colour, the nose on the Aroha exhibits ripe black cherry, forest fruits and some smoky vanilla notes. The palate is rich with red and black cherry, blackberry and raspberry all on show. This develops a peppery spiciness alongside sweet spice on the finish, both of which are lifted by acidity. Though the fruit is ripe on this Pinot Noir the wine is fresh and balanced, complex and structured to age if desired.