Artisan NOIR Pinot Noir

$35.00  

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Our Artisan Noir explores a different approach to Martinborough Pinot Noir. Unrestricted by tradition, we make this wine with a focus on minimal intervention, low sulphur additions, and without filtration. The resulting wine is fruit-driven with savoury and spicy notes.

The grapes are 100% grown in Martinborough, on the alluvial gravel terrace. 

CURRENT VINTAGE: 2020 NOIR Pinot Noir

100% Martinborough hand harvested fruit has been open top fermented. After a total vat time of 16 days the wine was pressed off and barrel aged for 11 months. Bottled without filtration. Structure and texture sit perfectly with ripe fruit flavours and gentle tannins that combine with intriguing complexity.

Wine Analysis

2020 NOIR Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total acid: 4.9g/l
  • pH 3.54
  • Residual sugar <1.0g/l
  • Total dry extract 28.7g/L
  • Closure: Stelvin screw cap

Tasting Notes

2020 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2019 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2018 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2017 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

Accolades

93 Points: 2020 Vintage - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews | August 2021

 

93 Points: 2020 Vintage - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit | August 2021

 

92 Points: 2019 Vintage - James Suckling | January 2021

 

88 Points: 2019 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021

 

87 Points: 2018 Vintage - Bob Campbell | February 2020

 

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Food Pairings

Food pairings include salmon, chicken, or pasta dishes.