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
Alcohol 14%
Acidity 4.6 g/l 

18 months in older
French Oak barrels (35% new) 

Pinot Noir

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. 


96 Points - Bob Campbell

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.

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