Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018$0.00
Succulent dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas combine with a hint of underlying spicy oak on the nose.
VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING
The 2018 growing season in Marlborough was not without some challenges. December we enjoyed perfect flowering conditions, January was one of the warmest on record, February delivered some rain and March was characterised by extended dry periods and high sunshine hours. Despite all this, the fruit ripened nicely on the vines, earlier than normal, and we had clean, ripe and intensely flavoured fruit come harvest in April. A combination of both traditional and new world winemaking was used in the making of this Marlborough Pinot Noir. Each parcel of fruit was vinified separately and gently crushed into small and medium sized fermentation vessels. The fruit was then cold soaked and fermented using a selection of wild and traditional Pinot Noir yeasts. Gentle plunging of the cap occurred 2-3 times a day to extract colour and tannin. After the wine was pressed off skins, underwent malolactic fermentation and matured for 9 months before being blended and bottled.
Our 2018 Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir displays lively dark cherry, plum and redcurrant notes combined with attractive smoky and herbal influence. The palates entrance is juicy and displays a combination of red and dark berry fruits and savoury oak nuances lead to a smooth, rich, palate and silky tannins. Careful cellaring will be rewarded over the next 3-5 years.
Enjoy with Grilled Venison Medallions and Mushroom and Tomato Bordelaise sauce or a Beetroot and Goats Cheese Tart.