Pinot Noir

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The 27th expression of Marlborough Pinot Noir, echoes the style and quality synonymous with Cloudy Bay.

The 27th expression of Marlborough Pinot Noir, echoes the style and quality synonymous with Cloudy Bay.



The elegant Marlborough red

A balanced and lively expression of Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region.


Nose
Subtle rose notes bloom in the background together with sweet spice.
Palate
Taut in structure with supple tannin and crunchy acidity. The complexity builds upon tasting with earthen notes of graphite, smoke and toasty oak characters
Marlborough
Carefully selected sites located within the southern Wairau Valley, including our Mustang and Barracks vineyards
Gravelly clay based soils with clay/loam subsoils
clear sky
Today
7°C
44°F
Tim Heath
Senior Winemaker
Layered with all the intrigue of bright red fruit, heady spice and silky structure, the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015 is as concentrated as it is refreshing
How it was made

Harvest

The 2015 harvest of Pinot Noir took place amidst excellent ripening conditions. The harvest started on March 20th and was concluded by April 4th. The final yield was 20% below average, manifesting in a density and complexity of flavour.

Vinification

The Pinot Noir fruit was entirely handpicked and de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the fermentation vessels. 13% of the fermentation was comprised of whole bunches. The fermentations utilised natural occuring yeast populations under carefully monitored conditions. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in French oak for 12 months, of which 35% was new.

Must know
Pinot Noir 2015
Marlborough
  • For consumption 14°C 16°C
  • Cellaring potential 10Years
    min
  • Alcohol 13.8 %
  • Vintage 2015
  • pH 3.58
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Bottling June 2016
  • Harvest Friday, March 20, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015
  • Residual sugar 2.0 g/L
  • Acid 5.7 g/L
  • Closure Screwcap