The 2018 growing season began in fine style, with settled conditions and no frost, leading to an early budburst and successful flowering. . Work was undertaken in the vineyard to manage both canopies and yield to guarantee that the fruit was of optimum quality and this attention to detail ensured that, while there were several rain events during the latter part of the season, fruit was brought into the winery in excellent condition.
A balanced and lively expression of Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region.
We hand-picked the Pinot Noir from March 15th until April 2nd, at a point of excellent flavour concentration and acid balance.
The Pinot Noir fruit was all de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the open topped fermentation vessels. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in French oak for 11 months, of which 35% was new.