100% Pinot Noir from 29 year old vines grown in the Cleland Vineyard on Cambridge Street, in the Martinborough Terraces winegrowing region.
Fruit was open top fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 23 days. After pressing it was matured in 40% new French oak barriques for 18 months. It was fined to protect the flavours and aid brightness in the glass. Bottled without filtration, promoting soft mouth feel 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 a decade, and will always be a wonderful counterpart to food, particularly game.
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