This Pinot Noir is hand-harvested from vines in the Marlborough vineyard, gently separated from the stems and fermented in small, traditional open-top vats. These vats are hand-plunged to extract colour and tannin, and after pressing the wine is aged in French oak barrels. Fruit-driven in style with soft tannins and spicy oak.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Flavoursome, scented Pinot Noir with a mix of dark and red fruits plus a suggestion of floral and spice flavours. Nicely balanced with fine tannins giving a pleasantly drying finish. Bob Campbell, Rating 92
Deepish red colour with a purple tint. Smoky, toasty, spicy oak-driven bouquet with ripe, rich fruit and ample body. The texture is soft and smooth and rounded, a very tasty and accessible Pinot which also has depth and aging potential. Rich, quite oak-marked style, but not out of balance. Very long and satisfying aftertaste. Huon Hooke, Rating 92
Winery Tasting Notes
Fragrant dried spices, toasted nuts, cocoa and plum/boysenberry fruit aromas.
The low yielding harvest is apparent in the texture and palate density. Layers of red fruits and ground spices overlay a mouth filling and complete structure.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
Pure Elite Gold - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2014
Silver- Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver - IWSC 2014
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014