100% Pinot Noir harvested in excellent condition from Babich's Cowslip Valley Vineyard in the Waihopai Valley and their Headwaters Vineyard near Renwick in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley.
The grapes were crushed to open top vats and following a period of cold soaking, fermented with frequent plunging of the cap. After a period on skins post primary ferment the wine was moved to oak barriques to undergo malolactic fermentation and mature for 10 months.
The aromas have a floral lift, sweet dark notes with a hint of caramel, dried herbs and wood smoke. Sweet red brambles and liquorice /chocolate notes on entry. Complexity develops further with mushroom, nutmeg and cherry. Soft and silken, with balance and length.
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