Vavasour Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley

Vavasour Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley

The Pinot Noir grapes come from 'The Favourite Block' so named to reflect the warmer microclimate of the site, an area preferred by the livestock in winter prior to the land being planted to vines in the 1980s. To extract optimum colour, flavour and tannin, traditional Burgundian hand-plunging techniques are employed during fermentation. Maturation for 11 months in French oak barriques (35% new) provides additional aromatics, flavours and structure to the wine. A luscious and aromatic wine, which features black cherry, plum and anise spice, the finish is elegant, long and velvety.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Vintage: 2014/2016
  • Producer: Vavasour
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • Code: 25551
  • Expression: Ring