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"Marion's Vineyard"

ORIGIN: Wairarapa               

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS: A wet and cold September resulted in a late start to the season. One of the hottest Februarys on record and low rainfall during March allowed for perfect ripening conditions.

DATE OF HARVEST: 21st March - 6th April 2016

HARVEST & VINIFICATION:

Marion’s Vineyard is a selection of predominantly two Pinot Noir clones; the Pommard and the Abel clone. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and small batch fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on “skins” for 3 weeks. Aged in 35% new and 65% used French oak barriquesfor 18 months.

TASTING NOTES: Luscious, deep fruit aromas of red cherries and raspberries rise from the glass. The palate is crisply layered and mouth filling with fine tannins. Ripe red fruit obtains complexity from hints of spicy characters, tea leaf and earth. The texture has sophistication and elegance, being sumptuous and refreshing at the same time.

DATE OF BOTTLING 18th February 2018

ALC: 14.0% VOL

DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 15-17 ºC

CELLARING: 8 - 15 years

REVIEWS & AWARDS:

JAMES SUCKLING: DECEMBER 2018  93 POINTS

BOB CAMPBELL: MW; MAY 2017  95 POINTS

RAYMOND CHAN WINE REVIEWS; JUNE 2018 18.5+/20 - 5 STARS

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