Pinot Noir 2019, Cinders Vineyard, Awatere Valley

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Deep and complex savoury aromas of cherry wood, gun-smoke, rose petal, campari and dried herbs integrate with underlying earthy tones. The site where this Pinot was grown, is expressed wonderfully, especially on the palate; a delicate minerally texture has ensued from the river-stone built soils, and a distinct salinity reflects close proximity to the ocean. The palate is vibrant and poised with wonderful balance and a distinguished tannin structure. A gem from a fantastic vintage for the Awatere Valley.


  • Winemaker: Chloe Somerset
  • Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
  • Vineyards: Cinders Vineyard
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Fermentation/Aging: 100% wild fermentation, aged in French oak barriques, 21% new
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Cellaring Potential: This wine will reward cellaring for 10+ years, or will be thoroughly enjoyable upon release.
  • Awards & Reviews: 94pts Sam Kim – Wine Orbit, 93pts James Suckling, 90pts Bob Campbell