Our Estate Pinot Noir is the mainstay of our Pinot Noir range. Stylistically it’s a nod towards Old Europe, with more reserve, layers and complexity than typical New Zealand pinots. A wine of delicate proportions and nuance, it’s more about restraint than power. A sleek and elegant texture yields to flavours more floral and earth-driven than fruit-heavy.
We handpick small quantities of bunches early in the morning while the fruit is cold to allow for a gradual introduction to the winemaking process. Batches are allowed to warm up and begin wild fermentation naturally in small lots. We plunge entirely by hand while the batches are on skins before a gentle pressing into select French oak barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration.