Novum Pinot Noir 2019 (Marlborough, New Zealand) "...black cherry, blackberry, rich..."
Fruit for this wine was grown in the highly regarded Southern Valleys sub region of Marlborough. The heavy clay loam soils (which brings a richness to the final wine) together with the higher day time temperatures that occur in the narrow valleys of this area, make it the perfect environment in which to grow high quality Pinot Noir grapes. Fruit for this wine was harvested from our flagship Quarters Vineyard in the Brancott Valley with also a small amount from the Settlement Vineyard. They are both: fully certified organic vineyards located on mix of steep and flat sites, have high density planting with a mix of UCD and Dijon clones. The fruit for this wine was harvested on 7th March (Quarters ) and the 15th March 2019 (Settlement) one of our earliest vintages ever after record high summer temperatures.
“I like this. A lot! Atypically NZ in its structural meld of fine- boned tannins, sandy latticework of acidity and something salty and moreish. The structure is the totem, sure, but the core of subtle fruit creeps up: damson plum, bloodstone, bing cherry, orange zest and a cinnamon twirl of oak. There is nothing too sweet, cloying or overly exuberant about this. The voice is one of measured, mid-weighted refinement. A benchmark for the region.” - 94 Points, Ned Goodwin MW Australia