Te Wahi

Te Wahi means "The Place" in Maori, a name chosen because we believe that great Pinot Noir speaks eloquently of its place of origin.

Te Wahi means "The Place" in Maori, a name chosen because we believe that great Pinot Noir speaks eloquently of its place of origin.



Defining a new Pinot Noir place

Cloudy Bay’s evocative distillation of the most extreme southerly and continental Pinot Noir terroir of Central Otago.


Nose
Intense blackberry and boysenberry aromas with an edge of barrel char. Complex layers of spice, cloves, cinnamon, dried herbs and liquorice follow
Palate
Brooding yet retaining a focused core of spiced red fruit and dried herbs. Powerful tannins and masculine style
Central Otago
Selected vineyards in the Bannockburn, Bendigo and Lowburn subregions of the Cromwell bassin
Schist derived soil with quartz and mica with loam content
light rain
Today
14°C
57°F
Jim White
Technical Director
In exploring the greater landscape of New Zealand pinot noir, we will continue to hone our skills as grape growers and winemakers.
How it was made

Harvest

Our fruit was hand harvested according to individual ripeness from April 8th to 14th.

Vinification

95% of the fruit was de-stemmed. Before fermentation in stainless steel the fruit was cold-soaked for 7 days . Fermentation took between 2-3 weeks.
The wines were hand plunged between 1-4 times daily. After fermentation, batches were lightly pressed and racked to barrel with 14 months aging in French oak of which 40% was new. Racked before bottling and lightly fined with egg white.

Must know
Te Wahi 2010
Central Otago
  • For consumption 14°C 16°C
  • Cellaring potential 10Years15Years
  • Alcohol 13.7 %
  • Vintage 2010
  • pH 3.61
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Bottling November 2013
  • Harvest Thursday, April 8, 2010 to Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Residual sugar 2.9 g/L
  • Acid 6.1 g/L
  • Closure Screwcap