2016 The Darling Pinot Noir

Marlborough

New Zealand

The Darling Pinot Noir 2016 has been made in an old world style with minimal intervention. It is soft with great texture and has flavors of dark cherry, aniseed and plums. A refined midpalate, with fine tannins and great length of flavor. This wine will drink well anytime complementing red meats and cheese.

Winemaker's notes

The grapes were sourced from an organic vineyard in Marlborough, located in the Wairau Valley in the Upper Wairau region of Fareham Lane. The vines were low yielding giving great concentration. The grapes were picked early April. They were de-stemed to separate fermenters which included 10% whole bunches to add complexity. The grapes were cold soaked for 5 days and fermented with natural wild yeasts. The ferment was plunged by hand (Chris and Bart actual hand's) to keep the softness and texture of the wine. The wine was pressed off into one year old oak where it was matured until bottling in January. The grapes and wine are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand.

Details

Vintage2016 RegionMarlborough VarietyPinot Noir ClosureScrew cap ColorRed Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13% Acidity 5.9 pH 3.56

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