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Marlborough rouge

Waimaunga Pinot noir

A rich nose of ripe plum and warm baking spices work together to draw you in. Vibrant cherry and boysenberry notes are balanced on the palate with a touch of well-integrated dusty tannins to build structure and weight on the palate. A complex and lingering wine with a minerai finish that will transport you to our windswept terroir.

Opulent and balanced, this Pinot Noir will complement game and venison, along with hard cheeses with intense flavour.

After hand picking, bunches are carefully sorted and 20% is kept as whole cluster while the rest is destemmed before being transferred under gravity into large French oak vats with no crushing. After spending one week cold soaking, natural fermentation begins. We are looking for light extraction through gentle pump overs and avoid plunging to rely on alcoholic extraction. Fermentation and post ferment maceration last up to three weeks. The wine is then aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 20% of which is new oak.

This luscious and savoury Pinot displays its rich, distinct style from our clay soils with velvety tannins and delicate touches of spice.

Winegrowing & Terroir

Our entire vineyard is planted in the French tradition of high density and grown on our clay soils. This Pinot has naturally dense structure, dark fruit and savoury characters. We first started dry farming in 2010 and our soils have shown their exceptional potential by stressing the vines to just the right level in order to mature fine phenolic texture and enable the roots to explore deeper the soil, thereby getting the purest expression of our terroir.