COUNTRY/REGION: New Zealand/Marlborough.
GRAPES: 93.3% Pinot Noir, 6.3% Syrah and 0.4% Viognier.
Beautifully fragrant red berry and floral aromas combine with flavours of cherry, spice with earthy undertones on a finely textured palate. Enjoyable in its youth and will continue to gain complexity with time.
VINEYARDS: This Pinot Noir from the 2018 vintage is a blend of premium vineyards in the in the southern Wairau Valley (78%) and Awatere Valley (22%) of Marlborough. The unique mesoclimates in these valleys, combined with an unwavering attention to detail in the vineyards, consistently produces fruit of the highest quality.
VINTAGE: The 2018 growing season started with an excellent spring and flowering period which was followed by a long spell of hot weather with regular rainfall events through the summer months. With ample soil moisture, our harvest started earlier than the previous two vintages, luckily the cooler autumn weather helped retain natural acidities as the season progressed. Despite the challenges in the season due to intermittent rainfall events, the winery team are delighted with the quality and flavours of the wines this year.
WINEMAKING: Parcels of grapes were harvested and cold-soaked at 10?C between five and 10 days before the onset of fermentation. Ferments were hand plunged, allowing gentle extraction of flavour and aroma compounds. Some batches were hot fermented to contribute density, structure and savoury complexity to the final wine, while others were fermented at lower temperatures to emphasise fruit characters, purity and elegance. The young wines were pressed and run to French barrique (10% new and balance seasoned) where malolactic fermentation took place in spring. Extended maturation on lees has added depth and complexity to the final wine.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers 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.