Pinot Noir is rocketing away in popularity in New Zealand and all over the world as more and more people discover the versatility of this wine – slightly chilled on a hot summer’s day with lunch, or an aperitif by the fire in winter.
Our Pinot Noir vines are the oldest on the property, first planted in 2002. Planted on a well-sheltered block with stony soils, the vines are predominantly Davis and Dijon clones; the Davis is slightly sweeter and the Dijon a more earthy flavour.
Mount Brown Pinot Noir typically has dark berry and cherry fruit flavours, good tannins and spicy notes. We oak-age our Pinot Noir for at least 10 months in French oak (usually 25% new).
A warm growing season produced this elegant, fruit driven wine with plum and ripe berry flavours along with hints of spice.
A long, warm growing season produced a wine with rich dark fruit and cherry flavours, excellent structure and well balanced acidity.