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2020 Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir

The Southern Cross is a star constellation that can be seen in the southern night sky and, also adorning the New Zealand flag. Crafted from grapes that are nurtured in fertile soils beneath those very same stars, the Southern Cross range offers whites with lush fruit characteristics and reds with earthy tones.

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Tasting Notes

Bright red fruits, cherries and strawberries with hints of vanilla and violet. Delicate oak wrapped around a core of ripe fruit with long smooth tannins.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

This wine is from grapes grown in our Riverview and Kinross vineyards in Hawkes Bay. The grapes for this wine were harvested and transported to our Riverview winery. The fruit was pressed into stainless steel fermentation vessels and inoculated with a range of yeast strains but principally RC212. Following fermentation, the wine was inoculated for Malolactic fermentation and run off to barrel for maturation. The wine spent around 12 months in oak before being blended and tankered to our Katikati winery for finishing and bottling.

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795
cellardoor@wineportfolio.co.nz

Leveret and Mills Reef Cellar Door,
2389 State Highway 2, RD4, Katikati


Open 9.30am to 5pm 7 days a week


The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office

(+64) 9 300 5053
info@wineportfolio.co.nz

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland