Pinot Noir


2019 Caythorpe Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir


Viticulture and Winemaking

The 2019 growing season was characterised by an early bud burst and hot, dry summer which allowed for a fantastic ripening period leading into harvest. 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 2019; the fruit was fully destemmed and cold soaked, with a portion encouraged to ferment naturally by indigenous yeast to express single vineyard characteristics. After a total of 21 days on skins the wine was aged in both new and seasoned French oak. Bottled December 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 13.0%   Acidity 5.0 g/l  

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