Country/ Region: New Zealand.
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir.
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Unit: 6 x 75cl Bottle.
Winemaker Notes: This is an elegant and complex style of Pinot Noir showcasing the quality of the 2015 harvest. Very typical of Marlborough Pinot Noir, it exhibits aromatics and flavours of red fruits, plum and cherry with a subtle oak influence. Although a powerful wine, it has an elegance and underlying acidity typical of the harvest, which makes it a fine match with food.
Vineyards: This wine is a blend of fruit from both the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley and the Southern Hills sub region of the Wairau. The soils are a mix of stony river and glacial deposits in the Awatere and heavier clays in the Wairau. The vines are trained on an upright vertical shoot positioned trellis and managed intensively to produce low yields of excellent quality fruit. Shoot thinning, bunch thinning and leaf plucking are all employed in the pursuit of quality.
Vintage: The Hawkes Bay region has once again delivered a superb vintage, giving three successive high quality vintages in a row.
Winemaking: The fruit was hand picked, destemmed and soaked before fermentation in open topped fermenters. Hand plunging was used to gently extract tannin and colour from the grapes and when dry, the fruit was pressed and run to both tank and barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged in French oak barriques before blending and bottling.
Tasting Notes: The Marlborough region, with its high sunshine hours and cool nights, is ideally suited to producing perfect Pinot. The result is a heady blend of plum and cherry fruits with intriguing underlying spice notes.
Delivery: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.