Walnut Block Pinot Noir, Collectables 2017, Marlborough New Zealand
The Collectables Pinot Noir is produced from one of the few close-planted organic vineyards in Marlborough. Handpicking, gentle winemaking techniques and French oak produce a generous, fruit-driven style. Walnut Block’s dedication to using organic growing methods not only is environmentally friendly but also allows the fruit to develop to its full potential, producing this unique Marlborough Pinot Noir.
A rich bouquet of sweet dark cherry and a hint of chocolate with underlying smoky, earthy tones. The palate shows delicate layers of red fruits and savoury characters, balanced with gentle acidity and fine tannins. This wine is well structured making it ideal to pair with food.
Grown in European style high density planting using top quality Burgundy clones. Shoot and fruit thinned to ensure good ripening and development of flavours and tannin.
HARVEST & WINEMAKING
Handpicked and then chilled overnight at 2ºC to preserve delicate flavours. The cold fruit is de-stemmed and crushed into open top fermenters. Naturally fermented by the vineyard’s wild yeasts and aged for 9 months in high quality French barriques.
Total acidity: 5.0 g/l
Residual sugar: dry