Pinot Noir
Cellar Selection | Marlborough
Pinot Noir
Vintage 2022 
Our Marlborough Pinot Noir is lush with aromas and flavours of wild alpine strawberries, cherry and sprinkled herbs. With its silken texture and velvety tannins, this wine is delicious now or will develop for a further 3 to 5 years in the cellar.
Fruit is harvested at night during cooler temperatures, then destemmed and transferred to open-top stainless steel tanks for 3-4 days of cold soaking to extract aromatics. A mixture of indigenous and cultured yeasts are used with ferments, peaking at 32-34°c to extract the desired colour and tannins. After fermentation, the wine spent 10 months in a mixture of 5% new and 95% seasoned French oak barriques on full lees to add palate weight and texture.
All the Pinot Noir fruit for this wine originates from Marlborough, with 61% from the Awatere Valley and 39% from the Wairau Valley. 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 hang-time of the fruit on the vines to achieve physiological ripeness.

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Juicy and velvety

Tasting notes

  • Cherry
  • Berry
  • Coffee Beans

Our Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir has aromatics reminiscent of freshly roasted coffee beans and red summer fruits such as cherries and berries. On the palate, a subtle hint of toasty notes nicely frames the juicy fruit, earthy texture and soft velvety tannins.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Pinot Noir

Classic pairings for our Cellar Selection Marlborough Pinot Noir include duck or lamb, but also matches well with roasted beet salad.


Best served at: 15 °C / 60 °F

Cooked cherries and strawberries with hints of cocoa and licorice.

89 points | James Suckling

Recipe pairing

Grilled Rack of Lamb and Vegetables

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 Pinot Noir.

Scenic & diverse


The dynamic climate of Marlborough helps to produce rich and ripe parcels of fruit. Warm oceanic days concentrate the sugars and cool alpine influenced nights preserve the naturally high acidity within the Pinot Noir grapes.

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