The fruit for this wine comes from the steep hill block of our clay rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard in Marlborough's Omaka Valley. Each vine is thinned to carry one bunch per shoot or less, or less than 1kg of fruit per vine. In the best vintages the best portions are selected to make the Sun and Moon Pinot Noir.
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Aged for 15 months in French oak barriques, 40% new, the 2009 Sun & Moon Pinot Noir gives intense aromas of black raspberries, black cherries and warm cranberries with nuances of cloves, mace, cassia, tree bark, cedar and damp earth. The palate demonstrates wonderful concentration and balance with dense dark berry flavors well supported by a medium-firm level of grainy tannins and crisp acid. The finish is long with lingering berry and earth layers. Approachable now, it should drink best 2012 to 2018+. Rating 93 - Drink: 2012 - 2018 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com #197 Oct 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
The Sun & Moon Pinot Noir is the very best expression of pinot noir we can make, from our best grapes in the best vintages. It is a savoury and complex wine, crafted with ageing in mind. The supple tannins provide a structure for rich and succulent fruit weight, creating a balance between power and elegance.
Attractive in its youth, this wine will continue to improve over the next ten to fifteen years.