Appellation: Marlborough, Waihopai Valley, New Zealand
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
Hand harvested off of a single block. 10 days on skins to enhance color, but with only 2-3 pumpovers to minimize tannin extraction and maintain a juicy, fresh style to the wine. Gravity drained into stainless steel to complete the first fermentation. Bottled with about 10g/l RS for the second fermentation in bottle. No SO2.
The wine is produced by Hunter’s Estate, one of the oldest and very best producers in the region. The family were pioneers along with Cloudy Bay. All sustainably farmed, estate fruit, the wines reflect an artisanal example of Marlborough.