Single Vineyard Pinot Noir from our Trophy winning Claim 431 Vineyard in Bendigo, Central Otago.
Dark berries and ripe cherries combine with sweet florals. An underlying elegant oak and spicy savoury spice.
A generous and layered palate is woven with elegant and textured dark fruit tannins and integrated woodspice notes. A backbone of classic Bendigo acidity helps to balance and maintain vibrancy in the finish.
Juicy and succulent red meats such as duck, venison or lamb with a light flavoursome jus will pair beautifully with this Pinot Noir.
Ready to drink now. Cellar up to eight years
When the grapes for this Pinot Noir reached optimal ripeness they were hand harvested then gently destemmed. After a week long cold soak, each parcel was fermented using indigenous yeast and hand plunged to extract vibrant colour, flavour and delicate tannin structure. The wine was then separately pressed into a mix of new and old French oak barrels to mature for 12 months. Natural malolactic fermentation began at the beginning of spring. The wine was bottled on 31 March 2017. CLONES: 777, 115.
Blue/Gold Medal at SIWC
5 Stars – Raymond Chan
We live amongst the vineyards in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. For us it’s all about lifestyle. We’re lucky to enjoy the simple things from the land; like fresh crayfish, scallop season and wild venison. And because our wines are available in cities around the world, we also thrive on what the world has to offer. Pretty much the best of both worlds we reckon.
Our fresh accessible style of wine is made to be shared. Crisp whites, rich aromatics and reds with depth and purity.Everyday wines to enjoy on any occasion.
“When friends pop round, it’s our ‘go to’ wine. You could say it’s our house red.”
– Jack Glover
The South Island of New Zealand covers over 151,215km2 ofrugged mountains, lakes, glaciers, ski fields and rivers. As proud guardians of the land our iconic vineyards are located in some of New Zealand's defining wine regions: Marlborough, Central Otago and the Waipara Valley. Each location has been selected with care and foresight; and as a result we aim to interfere as little as possible once the grapes arrive in the hands of the winemakers. Each vintage we create a portfolio of pure, expressive, balanced, vibrant and honest wines.