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2015 Churton Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

One of the top Pinot Noirs in the Marlborough region.

$50.00

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About
Far out... What a wine! Beautiful.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is a very impressive Pinot Noir from one of Marlborough's most respected artisan producers.

The Weaver's Pinot Noir block is planted at 5000 vines per hectare, extremely close plantings such as this force strain on each vine producing drastically less fruit but with vastly more intensity.

It's this sort of quality over quantity approach that has seen the Weavers become synonymous with some of Marlborough's finest offerings.

The 2015 of this wine received 95 points from Gary Walsh and offer great value in the context of premium NZ Pinot Noir.

About Churton

Sam and Mandy Weaver established their biodynamic paradise in 1997 in between the Omaka and Waihopai valleys in Marlborough.

Their close-planted vineyard consists of only four varieties. They grow Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Viognier, and Pinot Noir.

Their fruit is highly sought-after by other local vignerons. Where much of the region is given over to huge companies churning out unfathomable quantities of mass-produced Sauvignon Blanc, the Weavers have kept things small and premium.

A family business from the ground up, this is what Marlborough wines taste like with a real sense of place.

Sam and Mandy Weaver amongst their vines
Sam and Mandy Weaver amongst their vines
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our distinctive hillside vineyard above the Waihopai Valley was planted in 2000 with a European approach, close vine spacing and high density (approx. 5,000/ha). We manage the vineyard according to principles of biodynamics and organics.2015 was an good growing season with a great finale. We had a cool flowering with rain at the critical time for Pinot Noir fruit set. This led to low yields and a certain amount of unevenness that had to be balanced with a green harvest at veraison. Summer was very long and exceptionally dry leading to a sunny harvest commencing 24th March. We had a full team of Weavers working at Churton for 2015 with Jack managing the vineyard and Ben overseeing the winery.

Winemaking
Each parcel of Pinot Noir is hand-picked and kept separate in the winery. It is gently de- stemmed and tipped into fermenters. The fruit is handled very minimally until it starts fermenting. Fermentation is through indigenous yeast and once fermenting must is plunged only twice daily. At the end of ferment our wine remains on skins for up to another two weeks prior to pressing. Total time on skins is usually 28 days (a lunar month). Our 2015 Pinot Noir was aged in used French oak barrels for 18 months, racked once and then bottled in October 2016.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Far out. Smells a lot like Barolo. Cherry, aniseed and liquorice, spice and roses. Medium bodied, cool acidity, fine almost dusty, but ripe tannin, succulence and length. What a wine! Beautiful." - Gary Walsh (The wine Front)

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