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Heritage Series Marlborough Pinot Noir

Select Vintage

2016

Grape:

Pinot Noir

Region:

Marlborough

Recommended Food:

It goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant, 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 portions put into new and old oak barriques. After several months the wines were assessed and blended.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 5.7g/l
pH: 3.76
Residual Sugar: Dry

Tasting Notes:

The bouquet shows earthy dark fruits and spicy strawberries with a touch of cedar. Flavours of raspberry and cherry lead the palate into some dark tarry notes with a hint of vanilla. Elegant and focused fruit.