Artisan NOIR Pinot Noir
This vintage is currently sold out.
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 Analysis2020 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
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
Food pairings include salmon, chicken, or pasta dishes.