Country: Martinborough, New Zealand
Tasting Notes: The vines which have grown this wine have been our pride and joy since being planted in 1999. The season was cooler than normal with correspondingly lower alcohol, something we have been moving towards to gain better balance and elegance. It has created fruit harvested in brilliant condition giving ripe flavours and soft tannins. It was bottled without fining or filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and balance. The wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on release. It is at the vanguard of Pinot Noir style in the new world; a true reflection of both Martinborough’s unique terroir and the skills and experience of winemaker Larry McKenna.