This Pinot Noir expresses black fruits like boysenberries and blueberries with subtle floral notes and gentle acidity. The cocoa powder tannins and smoky toasty notes add complexity with a generous earthy textural finish.
Our key focus is to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices in order to protect the land for future generations. Villa Maria has farmed Pinot Noir organically since 2010 gaining Biogro certification in 2012.
A near-perfect growing season led up to 2020 harvest with fruit in pristine condition. The summer was dry with high sunshine hours during the day and the cooler nights that are typical for Marlborough.
Wild fermentation was encouraged and where not possible, BioGro approved yeast strains were used to innoculate the fermentation after crushing. The wine was pressed to oak post-fermentation, 10% new, for 10-12 months before bottling.
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