Pinot Noir 'Southern Valleys' 2019

Pinot Noir 'Southern Valleys' 2019

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The 2019 Sugar Loaf Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from our hillside
vineyard on Marlborough's Southern Valleys, it has lifted aromas of
red plum, cocoa & liquorice. The palate is elegant and lingering with
summer berries, ripe plum, savoury black pepper and notes of toasty
oak with delicate supple tannins.

The grapes were all hand harvested then 85% destemmed (15% left as
whole bunch) before being cold soaked for 7 days to ensure maximum
flavour and colour extraction. Fermentation was in small open top
vessels, hand plunged three times a day. Post ferment maceration was
for 7 days and free run wine was then transferred to French barrels
(25% new) for ageing before a 100% malolactic fermentation in the

GOLD Medal- New World Wine Awards 2020
Top 50 - New World Wine Awards 2020
DOUBLE GOLD - New Zealand International Wine Show 2020
5 Stars, 93+points - Sam Kim
4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper


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