Just like the World War II RAF Officers who trained on the same land between 1943 – 1944, this wine brings plenty of grunt, maturity and character. It is a limited release, single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Woolshed Vineyard, Wairau Valley, Marlborough. For more on this story please head to the Journal story.
Mixture of red berry fruit, dark cherry and savoury spice aromas.
Vibrant forward fruit continues the length of the palate structured by integrated juicy acidity, sweet savoury oak and fine silky tannins.
Duck with wild berry sauce and beetroot salad.
Cellar up to 10 years.
The fruit for this Pinot Noir was sourced solely from our Woolshed Vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley. Grown on a perfectly situated north west facing site; directly below the Delta Dam; hence ‘the Dambuster’. North west facing slopes, clay soils and Marlborough’s diurnal (day/night) temperatures provide slow ripening conditions which enhance structure and increase flavour concentration in the fruit. CLONES: CI5, 777, 114, 667, Abel 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 4 March 2015.
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.