Pinot Noir


2018 Caythorpe Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir


Viticulture and Winemaking

The 2018 growing season was characterised by an early bud burst 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 March 2018; 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 22 days on skins the wine was aged for 11 months in both new and seasoned French oak. Bottled March 2019.

Tasting Note

Colour - Ruby red

Bouquet - Red cherry and boysenberries 

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 13.5%   Acidity 5.0 g/l  

Click here to download tasting notes of previous vintages

2016   2017