A savoury Pinot Noir style with a lively personality, this wine expresses hints of red cherries on the nose, along with baking spices such as clove and cinnamon. On the palate, fruit flavours of cranberries and goji berries are intermingled with freshly roasted coffee beans and soft cocoa-like tannins.
The Private Bin Pinot Noir is a blend from specially chosen vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. The varying soil types, meso-climates offer different tannin structures, flavours and aromas to the wine.
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. Yields were at their optimum level and the stable autumn weather allowed us to extend the hangtime of the fruit on the vines to achieve physiological ripeness.
Wines aged in a mixture of stainless steel tank for fresh fruit expression, and seasoned French barriques for 10 months, adding texture and savoury complexity. All wines completed a natural malolactic fermentation.
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