Colour: Deep ruby in colour.
Bouquet: Perfumed, red berry fruits and bright, violet aromas. The fruit is supported by dried herb and characteristic brown spice notes and complex smokiness.
Palate: A dense core of juicy fruit and bold, fine grained, ripe tannins. A fresh thread of fine acidity emerges and carries the intense flavours through the palate, finished very long. This wine has all the makings of a long lived Marlborough pinot noir.
Food match: Duck and other game birds, red meats, mushroom dishes
Cellaring: Ten + years
|Growing Region||Marlborough home vineyards, Settlement and Yarrum|
18 months in older
A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. Comprising six different pinot noir clones from vines dating back to 1983. Vines are cropped at 5 tonnes/ha (35hl/ha), hand harvested and hand sorted, prior to de-stemming (20% whole bunch included). The fruit is fermented in small stainless open top fermenters without pumping. Fermentation is conducted by indigenous yeasts over a period of 2-3 weeks prior to pressing into French oak barrels (40% new) for 18 months. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Deliciously fruit pinot noir with plum, dark cherry, anise, spice and nutty oak flavours among the more obvious descriptors. A dense wine with underlying power and obvious potential but dangerously drinkable now. This must be one of Marlborough’s most consistently top reds. And it’s organic.More Reviews