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2015

VILLA MARIA, PINOT NOIR, Malborough

17.95 750 ml

AW A R D S & A C C O L A D E S:
Gold – Sydney International Wine Competition 2017

TASTING NOTES:
Pinot Noir should be considered as an aromatic red wine, lifted perfume, cherry blossom and ripe red raspberries on the nose are the hallmarks of Marlborough Pinot Noir. On the palate the red fruit flavours are complemented by baking spices like cardamom and cinnamon. The Pinot Noir grape has naturally thin skins contributing the soft rounded tannins and translucent ruby red colour.

FOOD PAIRING:
Enjoy with red meats, smoked salmon or mature cheddar cheese.

V I N E YA R D & W I N E M A K I N G:
The climate in Marlborough has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling ocean influence. In 2015 Marlborough had a warmer than usual spring, followed by a temperate summer with our Pinot Noir grapes harvested between mid-March and early April. The Private Bin Pinot Noir is a blend from vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau valleys offering a variety of meso-climates. Soil types ranging from deep clay slopes on the dry eastern hills in the southern valleys sub region of the Wairau Valley, to old riverbed silts and stony gravels from terraces adjacentto the Awatere River.