Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

David Clouston

Varieties

Pinot Noir

Viticulture

Hand harvested from Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. The vines sit at an altitude of 150m on north facing slopes, and range in age from 10-15 years.

Soil

Windblown loess over clay

Vinification

Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and hand plunged. Yeast for fermentation is 50% wild, 50% cultured. Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Aging

Aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new

Features

Screw cap

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

Tech Sheets

Tasting Note

The bouquet has lifted floral aromas of violets and wild thyme combined with red fruits and a savory earthiness. The palate has crushed raspberries and bright red cherry flavors interlaced with forest floor, coffee bean, and bramble nuances. The wine has a focused frame and a spicy backbone. Velvety tannins and firm structure will ensure this wine ages gracefully.