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Wine Details
Richard Painter, Winemaker walks down a row of vines with his constant companion dog - Sam

Pinot Noir 2017

Marlborough
  • 75cl bottle

Juicy little minxes strawberry and cherry playfully flirt with cinnamon and allspice, finally succumbing to the rich, warm and seductive nature of a supple leather chaise lounge.

Vineyards

Sourced from premium vineyards in Marlborough where vines are meticulously managed to ripen fruit in optimum condition.

Vintage

Colder weather in spring led to a longer than usual flowering season, resulting in a looser bunch structure with smaller bunches. Summer temperatures were unusually mild for Marlborough, regulated by cooler easterly breezes and light cloud cover. Intermittent Autumn rains slowed ripening which meant our harvest plans had to be flexible whilst we waited for dry weather periods and classic Marlborough flavours to develop.

Winemaking

The parcels of fruit were lightly de-stemmed with whole berries going to open top fermenters for a five-day cold soak to extract colour and tannin. Fermentation involved gentle plunging twice a day to submerge the cap before the young wine was drained off to barrel and tank to rest before Spring malolactic fermentation. After 10 months of ageing, the parcels of wine were blended and bottled.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
Imbibe on its own or devour along with pulled pork sliders.