Kumeu River Hunting Hill Pinot Noir 2013
Plenty of supple fruit with pure and perfumed aromatics, a great example of New Zealand’s top quality Pinot Noirs.
Kumeu River Wines encompasses 30 hectares of vineyards, predominantly clay soils overlying a sandstone base. These soil types help are ideal in that they retain sufficient water at depth, even during the summer months, to ensure the deep vine roots continue to hydrate the vine without excessive vigour. Therefore, the vineyard doesn’t require irrigation, a factor that is critical to the quality of Kumeu River’s grapes. One of the distinguishing factors of Kumeu River’s wines is all of the grapes are harvested by hand so sub-standard grapes are removed resulting in a net yield of purely high-quality grapes.
16 JR. Debut vintage. Light crimson. Light, pretty and sweet. But pretty simple. A tad awkward.