Pinot Noir is a red grape which has found in New Zealand a home away from home. It's intense, elegant and fruit-driven style makes it an extremely food friendly wine which may exhibit an array of vibrant flavours including red fruit, currant and often with notes of clove and spice.
Our Marlborough Private Bin is a fruit-driven style Pinot Noir with a lively personality, this wine expresses an abundance of red cherries on the nose, along with baking spices such as clove and cinnamon. On the palate, fruit flavours of cranberries and fresh raspberries are intermingled with freshly roasted coffee beans and soft cocoa like-tannins.
Whether you’re enjoying a summer get together with friends or cosied up on the couch next to a roaring fire, Pinot Noir is the perfect wine for all seasons.
An aromatic Pinot Noir with a lively personality, this wine expresses strawberries, raspberries and red cherries on the nose, the hallmarks of a classic Marlborough Pinot Noir. The ruby colour in the glass suggests juicy summer red fruits on the palate, intermingled with flavours of freshly roasted coffee beans and dark cocoa. Silky soft tannins and a hint of dried herbs linger on the finish.
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Pinot Noir is incredibly versatile and will go well with roast chicken, duck confit, smoked salmon or simply with mature cheddar cheese.
Vineyards and Winemaking
The Private Bin Pinot Noir is a blend from specially chosen vineyards in the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. The varying soil types, meso-climates offer different tannin structures, flavours and aromas to the wine.
Soils And Viticulture
A near-perfect growing season led up to the 2020 harvest with fruit in pristine condition. The summer was dry with high sunshine hours during the day and the cooler nights that are typical for Marlborough. Yields were at their optimum level and the stable autumn weather allowed us to extend the hangtime of the fruit on the vines to achieve physiological ripeness.
A bright and succulent Pinot Noir with aromas of cranberries, raspberries, sliced mushrooms, pink peppercorns and spice.90 points - JamesSuckling.com
Perfect Pinot Noir Pairing | Grilled Rack of Lamb
Tasty and elegant, our Grilled Rack of Lamb and Vegetable recipe goes beautifully with the juicy red fruit flavours intermingled with hints of dried herbs in our Private Bin Pinot Noir. It's simple and doesn’t require many ingredients but will be sure to make you feel like a superstar in the kitchen. So pour yourself a glass of our Marlborough Pinot Noir and indulge in an idyllic evening at home.