2016 The Darling Pinot Noir
Awards and Accolades
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.