Pinot Noir


2017 Caythorpe Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir


Viticulture and Winemaking

The 2017 growing season was characterised by a cool spring and warm summer. Two cane, vertical shoot positioned (VSP) clone 115 vines were meticulously managed to deliver low yields with intensity of flavour. 

A small, select parcel was hand harvested early April 2017; the fruit was fully destemmed and cold soaked, with a portion encouraged to ferment naturally by indigenous yeast to express single vineyard characteristics. After spending a total of 21 days on skins the wine was aged for 11 months in both new and seasoned French oak. Bottled March 2018.

Tasting Note

Colour - Ruby red

Bouquet - Red cherry, boysenberry with subtle notes of herb

Palate - Sweet, succulent red cherry and berry flavours with hints of dark herb. Refreshing and juicy mouthfeel with generous palate weight and supple tannins.


Alcohol 13.0%   Acidity 5.6 g/l  

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