A suberb and surprising Pinot Noir from Hawkes Bay masters of Cabernet and Merlot, Te Mata. Estate plantings have long included some Pinot Noir, but it has not been until now that Te Mata have felt that the vine age and winemaking considerations have made it possible to release both an entry level, and this premium level Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir. With the rising reputation of this variety in Hawkes Bay, the Alma is a classy addition to the Te Mata stable.
Moderately deep colour with a ruby rim. Delicately scented pinot noir with a plum, dark berry, liquorice, black pepper, anise, subtle dried herb and spicy oak flavours. Classy wine - an amplified version of the Estate Pinot Noir with a fairly solid influence of stylish oak