This expressive Pinot Noir has heady aromas of cassis and violets, with a warming cigar box spice. Ripe berry fruit flavours combine with savoury notes on the palate to produce a wine that is elegant, yet structured.
The 2017 growing season in the Awatere Valley was fairly cool and we experienced high winds in the months leading into harvest. These conditions resulted in our Pinot Noir berries being very thick skinned and also very small. The resulting wine has incredibly concentrated flavours and depth of structure, but also a lovely elegance from the more moderate alcohols coming from the cool growing season. Our Pinot Noir was harvested in excellent condition and the resulting wine shows the wonderful hallmarks that the Awatere Valley is known for – lifted fruit flavours in the dark berry spectrum balanced with earthy savoury notes, vibrancy, purity and structure.
VINEYARDS: Awatere Valley
ALC: 13% | TITRATABLE ACID: 5.1
PH: 3.55 | RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.4 g/l