The fruit comes from our clay rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard, with 60% originating from our steep hill block and 40% from the flats. Each vine is thinned to carry one bunch per shoot.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
" Coming from an 8-10 year old hillside vineyard, the 2008 Raupo Pinot Noir was matured 15 months in French barrique, 30% new. Medium ruby colored, it's a little mute offering subtle notes of black cherry, tree bark and little smoked game. The medium bodied palate has great fruit concentration and lots of layers, some earthy, others fruity, with a good backbone of high acid and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long."93 points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate, October 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose exhibits floral aromas, red fruit and forest floor, with hints of rosemary and leather.
Concentrated flavours of earth and red fruit follow through on the palate, the tannins are fine though youthful and the finish is persistent.
Enjoyable now but this wine will only improve over the next five to ten years.