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Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Pinot Noir 2019 6x75cl

  • 75cl bottle

The Taylor Pass vineyard is warm and sheltered producing an intensely ripe style Pinot Noir that is not typical of the Marlborough region. This wine is a single vineyard expression of the Taylors Pass site, showcasing an intense bouquet of brooding dark cherry and violets meddling with subtle fresh herb notes. A harmony of tannins, with a soft acidity and graphite minerality provide great focus, tension and length to the palate. On the finish there are layers of dark chocolate, dried herbs and spicy oak.


The vineyard is planted on a mixture of soil types. Stony soils contribute fresh floral and red fruit notes, whereas the silt loam soils provide earthy dense tannins, dark berry notes and a soft graphite minerality to the palate.


Fruit set in the cool spring weather was lower than usual, resulting in the development of open bunches with small flavourful berries. From January onwards, Marlborough experienced a summer of the century, with a spell of long hot dry weather with moderately cool nights providing the perfect environment to ensure physiological and flavour ripeness whilst retaining freshness.


HARVEST: 100% hand picked FERMENTATION: Indigenous yeast is encouraged FERM. VESSEL: Open top stainless steel, hand plunged NEW BARREL: 25% French oak, 75% seasoned French oak BARREL TYPE: French coopers, 225L, medium plus toast MATURATION: 14 months in oak MALOLACTIC: Wild malolactic completed in barrel FINING: Minimal traditional egg whites

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
This elegant Pinot Noir is perfect paired with turkey or lamb, or pan seared tuna