Notes from the Producer
New Zealand favored from a long, dry summer growing season in 2008, which provided berries with superior ripening and flavor development conditions. As a result, the Pinot Noir is full of dark fruit and a hint of spice.
Medium depth of colour with purple and crimson notes.
An aromatic wine showing black cherries and plums on the nose, complexed with integrated oak, savoury notes and spice.
Lovely fruit weight. A nice combination of dark cherries and red fruit abound. This is underscored with a hint of oak and silky tannins. Persists well.
Nobilo Regional Collection wines represent the unique and diverse qualities of our vineyard sites throughout New Zealand.
New Zealand enjoyed a particularly long, dry summer in 2008. Favorable weather patterns throughout flowering and fruit set provided good crop quantities, with drought conditions ensuring superior ripening and flavor development throughout all grape growing regions.
The grapes for our Pinot Noir come from select cool climate vineyards in the Marlborough sub regions of Wairau and Awatere Valley's. A variety of clones and rootstock, along with a mixture of soils and micro-climates ensure a balance of fruit flavour and exceptional quality. The grapes were all machine harvested in the cool of night or early morning to optimise fruit quality.
Cold soaked for four days (at 10 degrees) the wine was then inoculated with a mixture of cultured and wild yeast for a 5-8 day ferment. Malolactic fermentation was completed in tank before the wine was aged in French oak barrels.