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4.5 stars - Wine Orbit 2018
The fruit for this wine was grown in the Rarangi Marlborough vineyard. Picked in outstanding condition after an excellent growing season, the grapes were fermented on their skins for 7 days. The wine was gently pressed into a mixture of new & seasoned French barriques & matured for 10 months before being blended & bottled.
Textbook example of New Zealand Pinot Noir by 'Digger' Hennessey & Corey Hall, chief winemakers at the prestigious Mount Riley & Matua wineries.
6 out 7 rating in Michael Cooper 'Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines' "Grown at several sites, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 10 months. It's a full-bodied wine, with generous cherry, herb and spice flavours, showing considerable complexity."
17/20 points - Jancis Robinson MW
“Cherry, currant, plum and raspberry together with toast, spice and a hint of forest floor. The palate is supported by firm well integrated tannins and soft acid.”
Martinborough is home to New Zealand's most prestigious (& expensive!!) Pinot Noirs with names such as Ata Rangi, Dry River & Craggy Range.
Grown on a single vineyard in Martinborough, the fruit was handpicked after an excellent growing season.
This is an excellent Martinborough Pinot Noir at a fraction of the price of Martinborough's 'big names'!