Pinot Noir 2017


Vintage 2017 Production - 1,969 bottles
Vine Age 31 years
Clones CL5 & Abel
Vineyards Cambridge Road Homeblock Martinborough
Elevage 11 months in neutral oak
Composition 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 13.0%
Sulphite Content 12ppm


This wine represents a quantum shift in terms of style. Here, I am investigating whole bunch dynamics with only a light foot treading and an almost entirely untouched method. The wine relies on indigenous micro flora and bottled with no adjustments, fining or filtration. We have given only a very slight sulphite addition to retain freshness as it travels to you. The aromatic side of this wine displays the influence of whole bunch ferment quite clearly with an array of exotic scents including cedar wood, musk, raspberry, smoked meat and anise. The beauty in this wine is that these aromas are purely grape derived. The chalky structure is obvious and it carries long, like liquorice on the palate.