Teitei Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 – A Wine for a good cause
Winemaker & viticulturist Alejandra Ruiz Lagos produced 70 dozens of Teitei Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 for a good cause.
"Connecting vines to wine" is the motto of Alejandra's company, The Wild Yeasts, a company that offers winemaking services. Alejandro's respectful winemaking style aims to showcase varietal characteristics. These Marlborough Pinot Noir grapes were handpicked, destemmed, wild fermentation, light tannin extraction, unfined and unfiltered to capture a pure form of Marlborough Pinot Noir, showing elegance and enticing aromatics.
The reason behind the initiative involved Alejandra's best friend losing her life in October 2021 in the Arthur Pass National Park. Every bottle sold, $10 will be donated to Oxford LandSAR and Christchurch Alpine Cliff Rescue (ACR) to help those who get into trouble in the mountains and need to be rescued.
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Teitei Pinot Noir 2020, MarlboroughPinot Noir from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 27-Jan-2022Bright, light ruby-red, even colour throughout. The nose is voluminously out of the glass with an elegant expression, savoury aromas of earthy clay, slightly meaty expression melded with cherries, ripe raspberries and a hint of pepper and blossom. Medium-light bodied, vibrant raspberries, red cherries nuances tamed by earth, a touch of black pepper dust and pretty floral essence. The mouthfeel is ethereal and silky; supple tannin coated the palate with a thin veil reminiscent of ash and fine clay. Acidity is lacy, supporting a lively drive and dusty pepper lingers for a long, elegant finish. This is a delicate, enticing Pinot Noir with excellent balance and elegance. Match with roasted quail and pork rillette over 3-5 years. Wild fermented to 12.2% alc, unfined, unfiltered. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Jan 2022 RRP $29.90