Dambuster is a vibrant, aromatic and grunty Pinot Noir from our Woolshed Vineyard in Marlborough. A limited release, its very name draws on its history – the grapes are grown directly under the Delta Dam, on a site that was used as a World War II Airforce base between 1943 – 1944. For more information, read our Journal story.
Mixture of red berry fruit, dark cherry and savoury spice aromas.
Vibrant fruit forward flavours continue the length of the palate, supported by juicy acidity, savoury oak and fine tannins.
Slow cooked leg of lamb with roasted potatoes and rich gravy.
Ready to drink now. Cellar for up to eight years.
When the grapes for this Pinot Noir reached optimal ripeness they were hand picked then gently destemmed spending 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 14 March 2016.
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.