Pinot Noir 2017 – Black Market Deal #37404
- Textured, savoury
When you get past Marlborough’s massive wall of savvy b, you’ll be able to dig into what really hums from this beautiful region at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The winemakers there know it and so should you: Marlborough pinot noir is awesome, especially the single vineyard stuff that’s given the Rolls Royce treatment in the winery.
This one comes from a high density vineyard where one vine essentially makes one bottle. So here’s your pack of six individual vines in a manner of speaking. The fruit was hand-harvested, basket-pressed, wild yeast- fermented and moved to 25% new French oak to rest. The resulting wine is concentrated and textured with fruit along the black cherry spectrum backed up by herbaceousness and earthiness. It’s fairly robust pinot but still has that ethereal quality in spades.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
Full price $80.00 from the producer.
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Marlborough is the famous region that has rocketed NZ into the world wine scene. For good or for bad, the wine that hails from here is distinctive, exploding with aromatics and quality and balance are only improving. Located at the top of the South Island, there is no doubt that Marlborough is the epicentre of the New Zealand wine industry - a region synonymous with some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The distinctive conditions of Marlborough - warm, sunny days and cold nights allow winemakers to unleash the unique expressions of grape, not seen anywhere else in the world.