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2020 Te Kano Blanc de Noir

$28 NZD inc. GST

SKU: 20TKBDN Category:

This fresh, mineral wine is made entirely from Pinot Noir. Hand picked fruit and minimal skin contact ensures a brilliantly pale and clear wine with intense aromas of nectarine, pears and spice. The palate shows fresh stonefruit and defined minerality.

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Description

Vintage

The 2020 season started cool and dry, with warmer Summer temperatures leading into a long, warm Autumn. The season delivered lower yields of small berries, with excellent ripeness and flavour concentration.

Vineyards

The Eliza vineyard forms the backbone of this unique wine, with bright fresh acids and delicate flavours and aromas. The heavy clay and alluvial gravels of this block lend themselves to bigger bunches and berries, yielding juice with just the faintest touch of pink, and ultimately a brilliant, pale wine.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir, Clones 115, Abel, 5 and 6.

Winemaking

Hand picked grapes were delicately whole bunch pressed using a long and gentle pressure to ensure the minimum of colour was extracted from the skins. A very cool and long fermentation in stainless steel was used to preserve the delicate aromatics and elegant structure typical of this wine, while a period of time on light lees built mid palate texture and depth.

Cellaringnow to 2025
ServingServe at 8-10°C

Technical Data

pH ………………………………3.42
TA……………………………….7.49
Residual Sugar……………..2.5g/l
Brix………………………………23.5 – 24
Alcohol………………………..14% v/v

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Case of 6, Single Bottle

2019 Te Kano Rosé

$28 NZD inc. GST

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SKU: 19TKRO Category:

Pale salmon in colour, this dry Rose shows aromas of pink grapefruit, watermelon and peach. An initial burst of fresh watermelon and raspberry leads into a crunchy medley of pink grapefruit,  red  apple  and  passionfruit. A tightly poised, powerful and zesty rose, finishing fresh, dry and finely textured.

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Description

Vintage

Spring and Summer were cooler and wetter than usual, with the long ripening period allowing flavours to build in intensity while retaining freshness and vibrancy.

Vineyards

The Jerome and Eliza vineyards were chosen for this Rose, to capture the unique character of each site. The structural, driven character of Jerome contrasted perfectly with the vibrant fruit notes and generosity of Eliza, to deliver a wine that is serious and complex.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir, clones 5, 6, Abel and 113.

Winemaking

100% hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. A long, cool  fermentation  in stainless steel was used to preserve freshness and aromatics.

CellaringDrink now
ServingServe at 8-10°C

Technical Data

pH3.34
TA6
Residual Sugar3.8g/l
Brix23 to 23.8
Alcohol14.0% v/v

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Single/Case

Case of 6, Single Bottle

2020 Te Kano Pinot Gris

$28 NZD inc. GST

Out of stock

SKU: 20TKPG Category:

Concentrated and expressive, with vibrant aromas of fresh ginger, Nashi pear and tropical fruits. Flavours of fresh pear, stonefruit and spice explode onto the palate and sumptuous, ripe tropical fruits give depth and weight.

A complex, balanced expression of Pinot Gris, with a hint of fruit sweetness complementing the defined, mineral acidity.

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Description

Vintage

The 2020 season started cool and dry, with warmer Summer temperatures leading into a long, warm Autumn. The season delivered lower yields of small berries, with excellent ripeness and flavour concentration.

Vineyards

Our Bannockburn Pinot Gris comes from Jerome vineyard, and is defined by the devigourating influence of it’s sandy soils. Small, intensely flavoured bunches ripen evenly on the North facing slopes, developing exotic fruit flavours. Northburn shows fine boned acidity, pure fresh fruit flavours and a crystalline minerality derived from Schist based soils.

Varietal

100% Pinot Gris, Clones 40A, Selection Ovaille, M2 and 457.

Winemaking

Hand harvested and fermented at very low temperatures to preserve fruit expression. An extended period of aging on full fermentation solids builds mid palate body and complexity prior to bottling in Spring.

CellaringDrink now to 25
ServingServe at 8-10°C

Technical Data

pH ………………………………3.37
TA……………………………….6.26
Residual Sugar……………..6.1g/l
Brix………………………………23 – 23.7
Alcohol………………………..14% v/v

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Single/Case

Case of 6, Single Bottle

2019 Te Kano Fume Blanc de Noir

$45 NZD inc. GST

SKU: 19TKRESBDN-Bottle Category:

Description

A complex, weighty and textural wine made entirely from Pinot Noir. Barrel fermented characters of flint, butterscotch and toast combine with red apple, peach and citrus in this unique take on Blanc de Noir.

Vintage
Spring and Summer were cooler and wetter than usual, with the long ripening period allowing flavours to build in intensity while retaining freshness and vibrancy.

Vineyards

The Eliza vineyard forms the backbone of this unique wine, with bright fresh acids and delicate flavours and aromas. The heavy clay
and alluvial gravels of this block lend themselves to bigger bunches and berries, yielding juice with just the faintest touch of pink, and ultimately a brilliant, pale wine with just a hint of blush. Fruit from our Jerome vineyard lends fruit intensity and structure.

Varietal
100% Pinot Noir, clones Abel, 115 and 5.

Winemaking
Hand picked Pinot Noir grapes were delicately whole bunch pressed directly to barrel. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts ensued, followed by partial malolactic fermentation and 9 months in French oak barriques. Weekly lees stirring delivered mid palate weight and complexity, resulting in a mineral and balanced wine with freshness, vibrancy and composure.

Cellaring………………Drink now to 8+ years
Serving…………………Serve at 10-11°C

Technical Data
pH………………………………3.34
TA………………………………5.26
Residual Sugar…………….0.9g/l
Brix…………………………….23
Alcohol……………………….13.5% v/v

2020 Te Kano Chardonnay

$35 NZD inc. GST

SKU: 20TKCH Category:

The Life Series captures the essence of Te Kano’s Estate vineyards, using parcels of fruit from across our sub-regions to give a snapshot of the season and our unique expression of Central Otago. A complex and elegant Chardonnay with aromas of white peach, melon, toasted coconut and creamy vanilla. Peach and pear follow through the palate with spicy oak nuances building into a complex array of brioche and biscuit undertones. A hint of citrus peel keeps the palate tight and fresh. This complex wine shows lovely poise and walks a fine line between richness and minerality.

 

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Description

Vintage

The 2020 season started cool and dry, with warmer Summer temperatures leading into a long, warm Autumn. The season delivered lower yields of small berries, with excellent ripeness and flavour concentration.

Vineyards

A combination of our Central Otago sub-regions. Northburn shows fine boned acidity, pure fresh fruit flavours and a crystalline minerality derived from Schist based soils, while Bannockburn gives rich ripe tropical notes and mid palate weight.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay, Mendoza clone.

Winemaking

Vineyard parcels were individually hand harvested and whole bunch pressed to tank for light settling. Barrel fermentation and extendedlees stirring over 9 months helped to build midpalate texture and complexity, prior to blending of selected barrels in Spring.

 

Cellaring………………………………Drink now to 5+years

ServingServe at 8-10°C

Technical Data

pH3.0

TA………………………………………..6.6

Residual Sugar………………………0

Brix22.7-23.2
Alcohol13.7% v/v

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Case of 6, Single Bottle

2018 Te Kano Pinot Noir

$49 NZD inc. GST

SKU: 18TKPN Category:

A supple and complex Pinot Noir with aromas of mocha and bright berry fruits. Generous ripe plum, red berry and cherry flavours, combined with dark savoury notes of dried herb and spice, create a wine that is both expressive and elegant.

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Description

Vintage

Spring and Summer were extremely hot and dry. A late season period of cool weather slowed ripening, allowing additional time for flavour development in the weeks before harvest.

Vineyards

Fruit from the Jerome and Eliza vineyards have both contributed to this wine, each lending their unique character to the final blend. Jerome’s dark brooding tannins provide mid palate structure, while the supple plush characters typical of Eliza bring elegance and depth.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir, clones Abel, 115, 777, 667, 943, 6.

Winemaking

Hand picked Pinot Noir grapes were destemmed in spearate batches, with a 15% wholebunch component used to add complexity and structure. Fermentation with indigenous yeast was following by 12 months of maturation in new and older French oak barriques.

CellaringDrink from 2020 to 2030.
ServingServe at 16°C.

Technical Data

pH3.64
TA5.35
Residual Sugarnil
Brix21-25
Alcohol14% v/v

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Single/Case

Case of 6, Single Bottle

2018 Kin Pinot Noir

$29 NZD inc. GST

SKU: 18KINPN Category:

We believe in the beauty of connections at Te Kano. Between family and friends, wine and food, grapevines and the soil. Our Estate vineyards are testament to this, with organic practices and an extensive Kōwhai rejuvenation project strengthening the web of ecology and our links with
the land we love.

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Description

Vintage & Winemaking Notes

Spring and Summer were extremely hot and dry. A late season period of cool weather slowed ripening, allowing additional time for flavour development in the weeks before harvest. From our Estate vineyards in Bannockburn, fruit wash and picked and fermented in vineyard parcels. Maturation in French oak barrels took place over the following 10 months before blending and bottling of selected batches.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of black doris plum, ripe cherry, red berries and spice, with notes of wild thyme. Juicy red berry and cherry flavours burst into the mouth, while vanilla, spice and toasty oak add layers of complexity. Fine, supple tannins line the palate and lead it to a long and elegant finish.

Food Match

This wine should be matched with great company. If eating, try it with earthy mushroom or smokey, savoury meats

Technical Data

pH3.67
TA5.19
Residual Sugar<1g/l
Alcohol14% v/v

Additional information

Single/Case

Case of 12, Case of 6, Single Bottle

Elegance & sublime nature

Like all who come to Central Otago, the Lloyd Family fell in love with the almost other-worldly beauty and unpretentious quality of the land and lifestyle.

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‘Te Kano’ (Maori for seed) celebrates the lone surviving Kowhai tree affectionately known as ‘Old Man Kowhai’ on the Northburn slopes above Lake Dunstan — on land Te Kano Estate calls home. Committed to rejuvenating the land and a sustainable future through re-planting and excellent stewardship. Te Kano is for those who appreciate the rarest combination of layered elegance and sublime natural quality. Te Kano Estate comprises three vineyards, all under the careful guidance of Estate Manager Nick Hunter – Northburn, ‘Jerome’ and ‘Eliza’. The latter two are named after beloved family members and are located in Bannockburn. The Northburn site, purchased in 2015, is currently under development.

 

Cellar Door

Experience

Hidden in our Eliza Vineyard on Felton Road, our Cellar Door is cantilevered out into the landscape, gifting us dramatic views of the Kawarau River, Cromwell Basin and the mountains beyond. Our guests can enjoy beautiful new perspectives of our Central Otago environment while tasting wines that come from this incredible place.

Specialising in Pinot and Chardonnay, all our current wines are available for tasting.  Come enjoy Te Kano’s hospitality and get into a Central Otago state of mind.

You’ll find our Cellar Door on ‘ The Golden Mile’ at 92 Felton Road (just 50m on the right beyond Mt Difficulty).

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Opening hours

Cellar Door Opens Daily from 11am-5pm

Wednesday-Sunday 11 am – 5pm
Private tasting by appointment
Also open by private appointment Monday/Tuesday

Book for tasting:

Ph 03 928 6951
experience@tekanoestate.com

You’ll find our Cellar Door on ‘The Golden Mile’ at 92 Felton Road (just 50m on the right beyond Mt Difficulty).

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Bios

People

Proprietor

Rhonda Lloyd

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Rhonda’s love of New Zealand began with her marriage to a New Zealander and an immersion into his culture. Both truly global citizens, they have lived, worked and travelled from London to New Zealand, and everywhere in between.

Passionate about Central Otago’s wines and environment, Rhonda’s vision has fuelled a unique vineyard and environmental restoration project at Northburn, with an unwavering desire to leave a positive legacy for their two daughters and the generations to come.

Winemaker

Dave Sutton

After obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Viticulture and Winemaking in 2005, Dave set out to explore the world of wine. Initially working as a viticulturalist in Marlborough and South Australia, he then worked winery harvests in the USA, Chile, Spain, Germany, France, Ukraine, Australia and around New Zealand.

A Central Otago vintage in 2010 opened his eyes to the potential in the region, and he spent the next 6 years working with some of the best fruit in the area, before joining Te Kano and the Lloyd family on their journey. His broad range of experiences have left him with an open mind and a soft touch, a desire to let the site express itself and allow the fruit to shine.

Estate Operations Manager

Nick Hunter

Nick has led an illustrious career on his journey to Te Kano. Originally from Marlborough, wine is in his blood and is an integral part of his identity. He has worked in every level of the wine industry from planting and developing small vineyards for the benefit of his family and others, to managing large scale operations across multiple regions.

Nick brings a love of wine, a passion for organics and sustainability, and a positive outlook to the team. His role as Estate Operations Manager sees him directing and guiding the daily operations across our 3 vineyards, as well as leading the native planting and regeneration projects that form the heart of our Northburn site.

 

Cellar Door Manager

Coco Yu

A passionate wine enthusiast, Coco has dedicated herself to acquiring wine knowledge and sharing it with others since graduating from Lincoln University in 2017. Several harvests around New Zealand gave her a unique insight into the production of premium wines, and working in some of the countries best cellar doors in North Canterbury, Waiheke Island and Central Otago have rounded this out with a passion for sharing fantastic wine experiences with others.

Coco’s energy and charm mean that our guests arrive as customers and leave as friends.

 

Vineyards

Northburn

6 Middleton Road, Northburn

This 88 hectare site was purchased in 2015, with planting taking place between 2016 and 2019. With vineyard area standing between 211 and 323 meters above sea level, and with a wide variety of terrain and soils, there is huge potential for the expression of unique terroir.

Standing guard at the top of the property is a lone 400 year-old Kowhai tree – affectionately known as ‘Old Man Kowhai’. Seed from this tree is being nurtured and spread across the site along with other species native to the area.

The first harvest from Northburn will be the 2019 vintage, and the site is the spiritual home for Te Kano, with plans to base all operations from there in the future.

Neighbours include Cloudy Bay, Misha’s Vineyard and Northburn Station to the east.

Jerome

32 Paterson Road, Bannockburn

Named after the matriarch of the Lloyd Family, it stands 261m above sea level.

The aspect, slope and low vigour soils combine to deliver berries and bunches that are small, uniformly ripe and concentrated in flavour.

The Jerome wines have a firm, structured line of tannin at the core, with bright berry fruits giving lift. This characteristic comes through particularly when made into rose style wines, allowing the winemaker to capture bright lifted fruit notes while retaining a structured mineral line to the palate.

Defined by smallish, compact bunches, the Pinot Noir fruit shows bright red berry notes and firm, tightly structured tannins. Similarly, the Pinot Gris shows great generosity and concentration, delivering a very powerful and aromatic wine.

Eliza

92 Felton Road, Bannockburn

Named after the youngest children in the family, Eliza ranges in elevation from 199m to 225m above sea level.

The fruit off this site is characterised by larger berries and bunches, with fresh acidity and lighter, more supple tannins than the inlet side of Bannockburn. It lends itself to the classic Bannockburn style of juicy fruits and savoury dried herb when made into Pinot Noir.

The Abel clone is especially well suited to the production of Blanc de Noir, as it keeps its acidity through the ripening process. This allows the winemaker to seek out those riper peach and pear flavours while retaining the crisp, refreshing acidity that makes this wine so elegant. The naturally lighter coloured fruit delivers very pale, clean juice during pressing and fermentation and lends itself to the style.

Cellar Door summer hours

Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Private tasting by appointment, also open by private appointment Monday/Tuesday.
Ph 03 928 6951 | experience@tekanoestate.com

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