The fruit is sourced from the Rutherford Vineyard that is situated in the Southern Clays, nestled in the gentle north facing foothills of the Ben Morven Valley in Marlborough. The vineyard is spur pruned to aid in even fruit development. During the growing season, extensive canopy management is carried out including shoot and bunch thinning which coupled with an unrelenting attention to vine health maximises the flavour potential of the fruit. Hand harvesting in the cool of the morning is undertaken to ensure the fruit is picked and delivered to the winery in pristine condition.
Crafted using a minimalist approach, the wine is a captivating, rich and complex Pinot Noir displaying both purity and finesse. The seductive perfume aromas of ripe red fruits, violets and gentle spice are hallmark characters of classic Marlborough Pinot Noir. The palate is characterised by layers of dense red and black fruits intertwined with subtle tannins and integrated oak forming a long, balanced and silky, yet powerful, finish.
This wine will reward up to 10 years with careful cellaring.