Pinot Noir

Rivers Edge Pinot Noir 2018

Having three quality-based Pinot Noir labels gives us a lot of flexibility in any given year. 2018 was a season of extremes – one of the warmest on record, yet an El Nino weather pattern set the scene for an unprecedented number of Tropical Cyclones to attack in late summer. Though only 2 of these made their way to Martinborough, the accumulated rainfall delayed ripening and resulted in patches of botrytis rot which necessitated selective picking.

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Home Block Pinot Noir 2019

The most exciting thing about making wine, particularly Pinot Noir in a region such as ours, is that seasonal differences are so intense that we have literally never made the same wine twice. In the spring of 2018 a cold wet period resulted in a very poor flowing which resulted in an extremely low crop. This bestows a distinct ripening advantage in any year and although the promised El Nino climate pattern failed to develop, some lovely late season heat and beautiful settled harvest weather made picking the ultra-premium fruit a pleasure.

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Reserve Pinot Noir 2016

Only made in what we consider to be the finest of seasons, the Reserve label gives us the opportunity to throw caution to the wind, pull out all the stops and dare to dream…..  Produced from 3 adjacent blocks near to the the winery, this year’s model is a blend of 47% Dijon 115, 37% Dijon 114 and a dash of Martinborough’s famous Abel clone.


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