A generous Pinot Noir from Marlborough’s Southern Valleys, with rich dark cherry and tart currant flavours, a subtle spice and elegant floral notes leaping from the glass. A more ‘masculine’ style than the previous year, this vintage’s bold flavours meld with a crisp acidity to provide poise on the palate, and fine grain tannin add focus to the beautifully lingering finish.

The best parcels of fruit from the Southern Valleys are managed in small batches, with a portion receiving whole bunch fermentation. A “hands off” approach was used to retain colour and allow the fruit to showcase distinct Marlborough Pinot Noir character. The wine was aged in a mix of new (24%) and old French oak 300L barriques from Giesen’s French cooper—chosen because it gives a unique style which helps to lengthen the wine. 

Winemaker: Nikolai St George, four-time New Zealand Winemaker of the Year

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Pinot Noir

Style:

Light, elegant reds

Winemaker:

Nikolai St George

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

12.9%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Tannin:

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Food Match:

Mushroom risotto

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