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  • Sourced from the Wairau Valley with some fruit from the Awatere Valley
  • Excellent value NZ Pinot Noir!
  • Made by the talented, young Owner/Winemaker David Clouston

Tasting Notes

Colour Garnet Red
Nose Aromas of cherry cola, violets, star anise and pink peppercorns
Palate Black forest chocolate notes, tobacco leaf, Danish liquorice and spice. Berry fruit flavours are supported by grainy tannins and a juicy finish
Food Pairing Duck and game in rich tomato sauce
Cellaring Drink Now
Notes A large proportion was aged for 10 months in seasoned French oak and equivalents, and was lightly filtered before bottling.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2018
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.


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