From the moment the picking crews were booked, I knew we had the makings for a smart wine from 2013. The growing season had been dry, warm and long, without excessive heat, making for ideal conditions for elegant flavour development whilst retaining natural acidity. Once harvested, the parcels of wine were gently handled and really left to themselves to express each vineyard site as clearly and as naturally as possible. 10 months of oak aging afforded the wine time to soften and integrate prior to blending and bottling. I hope you enjoy this wine as much as I do.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with some purple hues. The nose is full with soft, dark raspberry and black cherry fruit aromas, revealing subtle savoury dark herb and earthy elements, the aromatics gentle in expression, building depth and volume with aeration. Medium-full bodied flavours of dark cherries, ripe raspberries and delicate spice notes show good depth and a subtly sweet richness. There is density to the fruit extract and a smooth, harmonious integration with fine-grained tannins providing a seamless structure and line. The mouthfeel has liveliness and freshness from bright acidity, enhancing the fruitiness, the palate leading to a fruity finish with refined texture. This is a harmonious and restrained Pinot Noir that grows in richness, revealing fine structure. 4 Stars - Raymond Chan, Wine Review (MAY/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep garnet red.
An enticing mix of red and dark berry fruits, spice and underlying savoury notes.
Approachable, generous and flavoursome with a silken elegance. Berry fruits come to the fore with gentle dried herb notes in the background. Medium bodied, the palate is finely structured with lovely soft lingering tannins which integrate perfectly with the soft supportive acid and plush fruit.
Match with lamb, pork or poultry dishes.
Drink with confidence through to 2019.
Medals & Trophies
Bronze Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Show