Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.50 RS: nil
TA: 6.3g/L Brix: 23 – 25
Produced from our own Waihopai Valley vineyard and the adjacent Barnsley vineyard, these two sites grow beautiful parcels of fruit that produce expressive wines with depth and finesse. This Pinot Noir is richly aromatic, showing ripe red berry and cherry characters, complemented by sweet, spicy oak notes. The palate is opulent with soft ripe tannins and great concentration that together produce a powerful, elegant wine.
Two to six years
New Zealand roast lamb or duck, wonderful with oven roasted veg with garlic and herbs.
Awards & Reviews
New World Wine Awards 2017 – Gold medal – 95 points
Awarded 95 points and a Gold medal at the 2017 New World Premium Wine selection.
Bob Campbell MW – 92 points – 4 Stars
Scented Pinot Noir with rich dark-fleshed plums, black cherry and smoky oak flavours. A succulent wine with a good backbone of drying tannins that help a lengthy finish. Good now, better with a little bottle-age.
International Cool Climate Wine Show – Australia – Silver medal
New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 – Silver medal
The Marlborough Wine Show 2016 – Silver medal