The Awatere River Pinot Noir 2013 is made in a gentle way with a largely hands-off approach. This has produced a wine which shows flavours typical of the variety and is silky and elegant on the palate. It has balance and finesse along with the vibrant fruit characters that Marlborough wines are well known for.
This wine is made from grapes from three sites that display complimentary characteristics of flavour and tannin profiles. Handling through the winemaking process has been very gentle to showcase the excellent cherry and berry-fruit flavours specific to the region.
Soil: Alluvial river stone
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir, Burgundy clones
Ageing: matured in barriques for ten months
Temperature to Serve: 15-18 degrees Celsius
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