Pinot Noir
Reserve | Marlborough
Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020 
Crafted using a minimalistic approach to winemaking this wine displays a perfumed bouquet of red and black cherries, complemented by a layered, spicy and complex palate. Refined and finely textured, this is classic Marlborough Pinot Noir.
In 2020, Pinot Noir fruit was sourced from two key vineyard sites with deep clay based soils in the Southern valleys sub region within the Wairau valley contributing 72% of the blend. The remaining 28% came from the cooler Awatere Valley, both with free draining windblown silt loess soils on opposite sides of the Awatere River.
A near-perfect growing season led up to 2020 harvest with fruit in pristine condition. 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 hangtime of the fruit on the vines to achieve physiological ripeness.

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Fruity and Toasty

Tasting notes

  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Summer Berry

Our Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir showcases bright floral aromas as well as fresh cherries. On the palate is an inviting mixture of dark chocolate and juicy summer berries with hints of freshly crushed thyme. This complex wine shows both purity and richness with soft velvety tannins and toasty oak influence which completes the wine.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Pinot Noir

  • Steak, duck or lamb
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Poached pears

Our Reserve Pinot Noir pairs fantastically with a diverse range of savoury and sweet dishes. The wine complements rich game such as pan seared duck, a roasted rack of lamb or lightly seasoned eye-fillet steak.


Other dishes include slowly roasted pork shoulder, creamy mushroom risotto or Pinot Noir poached pears and mascarpone.


Best served at: 15 °C / 60 °F

Aromas of ripe red fruit, cherry chocolate, subtle notes of toasted spices and hints of sandalwood.



Recipe pairing

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy maple roasted brussels sprouts made with bacon and deliciously toasted hazelnuts. This delightful side dish is perfect for your holiday entertaining and a wonderful match to the juicy summer berry and toasty oak notes in our velvety Marlborough Pinot Noir.



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. Within Marlborough, sub-regions such as the Wairau, Awatere and Southern Valleys all offer specific expressions of Pinot Noir.

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