Ageing worth New Zealand Pinot Noir
This release of Hunting Hill Pinot Noir marks the sixth release, with neither 2016 nor 2018 being produced. The 2020 vintage supplied ideal conditions for Pinot Noir on Hunting Hill, resulting in a gorgeous nose of ripe cherry with a subtle gaminess. The textural suppleness of this wine, along with moderate tannin, allows for extended aging.
Food Pairing: The Kumeu River Hunting Hill Pinot Noir is a luxurious gastronomic experience, perfect for exploring your culinary creativity. Its delicate, smooth notes make it an ideal companion for a variety of meals, from roasted game birds and grilled salmon to artisan cheese platters. Perfect for any occasion, this sophisticated Pinot Noir offers infinite possibilities.local
Cellaring: Will improve for the next 10 years.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Hunting Hill exhibits steely, driven mineral qualities and is best enjoyed with bottle age or decanting. The vines, planted in 2000, have achieved a 20 year maturity by the current vintage; a milestone revealed in the deeper characteristics of recent vintages. Farr Vintners praises this wine above others, as seen in 2020; embodying the classical hallmarks of Hunting Hill with its limey fruit, cutting acidity, and mineral intensity. Its pithy and grippy texture highlights its aging potential, slowly revealing a multidimensional complexity that rivals those of Premier and Grand Crus from the Côte de Beaune.