Windrush Pinot Noir 2019
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Gold Medal, The 2020 Marlborough Wine Show
Fresh berries, omega plum, dark cherries, a touch of baking spice, silky tannins held together with a toasty mocha finish.
From Andahlane Vineyard on Conders Bend Road, where the soils are very stony at the north end, and very silty at the south end. The vines were planted in 2012, established organically from day one. This wine is made from clone 777 and 828.
Vintage 2019 was a superb growing season with plenty of spring rain for beautiful lush growth, then a typically hot, dry summer, with just enough cool nights to produce powerful and evenly ripened fruit flavours. We experimented with pressure bomb testing vines and only irrigating when the vine was starting to show signs of water stress. This resulted in super ripe concentrated berries.
Hand picked and destemmed at the winery into open top fermenters. Cold soaking for 7 days with daily pump overs and gentle hand plunging. The Must underwent ferment (50% inoculated, 50% indigenous yeasts) and left to sit on skins for 7 days post ferment before pressing and going to barrel. Once in barrel malolactic fermentation was carried out and then left alone to develop complexity and tannin structure.
We are working on finding our best Pairing for this beautiful Organic Wine. Also open to some suggestions from you. Get in touch with us with your favourite pairing and we can talk about what we love. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org