Walnut Block 'Nutcracker' Pinot Noir 2013, New Zealand

From hand-picked grapes originating in two terroirs, both Rapaura and the hill slopes of Wairau in Marlborough. Fermented on wild yeasts and aged for 12 months in French barriques, it is positively Burgundian in style. Intense cherry fruit with earth and herb character, the tannins are soft and appealing.

A wonderful addition to the Walnut Block family of wines. 

Powerful yet elegant this Pinot Noir displays aromas of dark cherry, floral, and a hint of spicy oak. Wild yeast fermentation has created a wonderful array of savoury characters and underlying earthy tones. The silky palate shows rich red fruit flavours, savouriness and well integrated oak. Gentle acidity and fine tannins give this wine great balance and structure promising longevity. Cellaring potential – will mature gracefully over the next 8 years.

Certified Organic by BioGro New Zealand. Grown in European style high density planting, using top quality Burgundy clones. The canopy is meticulously worked on to ensure even ripening, intense flavours and good tannin structure.

Handpicked and sorted into 15kg bins, then chilled overnight at 2ºC to preserve delicate flavours. The cold fruit is de-stemmed and crushed into open top fermenters. Fermented using wild yeast and aged for 12 months in high quality French barriques. Bottled unfiltered.

BioGro New Zealand organic certificationNew Zealand organic certification

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