Family Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir

Babich was the first New Zealand company to win a gold medal for Pinot Noir, in the early 1980’s. From several vineyards positioned throughout Marlborough comes this smooth Pinot Noir displaying delicate spice, plum, cherry and earthy flavours.

Select Vintage

2015

Grape:

Pinot Noir

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Babich Pinot Noir goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant. It also makes a good partner for a steak and mushroom pie.

Recommended Cellaring:

1-5 years

Production Notes:

This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After several months the wines were assessed and blended.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 6.1g/l
pH: 3.62
Residual Sugar: 0g/l

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of wild strawberry and cherry. Dark cedar notes with a hint of mint and dried herbs. Ripe, medium weight and good volume with fine tannins and spicy length - finishing with dark fruits and savoury cedar.

2014

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Babich Pinot Noir goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant. It also makes a good partner for a steak and mushroom pie.

Recommended Cellaring:

1-5 years

Production Notes:

This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After several months the wines were assessed and blended.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 5.9g/l
pH: 3.7
Residual Sugar: 0g/l

Tasting Notes:

Lifted spice and dark fruits with cedar notes. Upfront the palate is all dark plum, before opening into a spicy array of cherry, strawberry, a touch of vanilla and earth. Good body and lingering finish.

2013

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

This Babich Pinot Noir goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant. It also makes a good partner for a steak and mushroom pie.

Recommended Cellaring:

1-5 years

Production Notes:

This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After several months the wines were assessed and blended.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.5%
TA: 6.94g/l
pH: 3.5
Residual Sugar: 0g/l

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of wild strawberry and cherry. Dark cedar notes with a hint of mint and dried herbs. Ripe, medium weight and good volume with fine tannins and spicy length - finishing with dark fruits and savoury cedar.