100% Pinot Noir from 28 year old vines grown in the Cleland Vineyard on Cambridge Street, in the Martinborough Terraces winegrowing region.
Fruit was open topped fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 21 days. After pressing it was matured in 40% new French oak barriques for 18 months. Bottled using a minimum of egg white to protect flavours and aid brightness; and without filtering, promoting soft mouthfeel and texture.
The unique deep alluvial gravels of this terroir have rewarded with a savoury, complex, spicy wine. This is an outstanding example of classic Martinborough Pinot Noir which will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to food, particularly game.
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