The 2016 Awatere River Pinot Noir is made from grapes from two different sites that have complimentary characteristics in terms of flavour and tannins. The winemaking process has been gentle with a largely hands-off approach to showcase the excellent cherry and berry fruits with subtle herb aromas to allow the elegance and finesse on the palate all good Pinot Noirs should have.
Texturally silky and elegant on the palate with fine acidity. This wine shows intensity of flavours, typical of the variety, with balance, concentration and purity along with the vibrant fruit characters that Marlborough wines are known for.
SC Rating - Outstanding (Hannah)