The fruit is hand picked, de-stemmed and soaked before fermentation in open topped fermenters. Hand plunging is employed to gently extract tannin and colour from the grapes and when dry the fruit is pressed and run to both tank and barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged in oak barriques for 12 months before blending and bottling.
This is an elegant and complex style of Pinot Noir. Very varietal and typical of Marlborough Pinot Noir, it exhibits flavours of red fruits, plum, cherry and currants with notes of clove and spice and a subtle oak influence. Its elegance and underlying acidity make it very food friendly.
Enjoy with a wide range of game dishes, red meats, duck, pork and tuna.
Enjoy upon release or for several years following vintage.
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