An exquisite Marlborough Pinot Noir with gorgeous inviting aromatics and a long rich palate.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"A drink-young style from Wither Hills, this ruby-hued red has decent depth of cherry, plum and slight herb flavours with good varietal character, and a silky-smooth finish." Winestate, Michael Cooper (01/Oct/2009)
"A pleasant drinking Pinot by Wither Hills. Its ripe and gently fragrant on the nose displaying red/black cherry, game and subtle spice characters. The palate is smooth and easy flowing with fine texture and soft tannins. The varietal expression is good." Ratign 83 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (17/Aug/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Lovely bright raspberry, spicy ripe herbal notes with subtle dark chocolate.
The aromas lead into succulent flavours of brooding brambly wild fruits of dark cherry and plum,supported by silky tannins and a sweet mid fruit profile. An exquisite Marlborough Pinot Noir with gorgeous inviting aromatics and a long rich palate weight.
Harvested at optimal flavour & ripeness from 3 key vineyard sites through the Warau Valley; one being our own coastal Rarangi vineyard. The fruit was chilled overnight, destemmed only the next morning and left co cold soak in custom built 6.5t square fermenters for 7-10 days.
The must was then warmed, selected yeast strains added and the ferment started reaching a peak of 30 Deg C over 7 days. Once fermented to dryness the wine was gently basket pressed off skins to French oak barriques, where the wine underwent Malolactic fermentation and relaxed for 9 months.