Misty Cove, Organic Pinot Noir, Marlborough, 2018
(at London, 17 Sep 2019)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2022
From a single vineyard in Marlborough’s southern valleys, where soils have significant amounts of silt and gravel and often higher levels of clay, and the climate is said to be generally cooler than the Wairau Valley with lower rainfall. Sourced from four traditional organic Pinot Noir clones, the wine was made with a light touch, minimal handling and a little exposure to French oak, aiming for early and easy drinking. Bright aromas, loads of cherry with hints of marzipan sweetness, raspberry and redcurrant too. A frank and unadorned style, bags of fresh fruit on the palate though with a gentle seasoning of vegetal, farmyardy Pinot character in the background. No need to think too hard, just enjoy. Great value.
Organic Pinot Noir