2019 Dog Point Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

Dog Point is one of the premier producers in Marlborough. This Pinot Noir is a classic example of their quality-focused winemaking.




About The Wine

Dog Point is one of the Marlborough region's true blue chip wineries.

An intense focus on low cropping, terroir-driven winemaking and a strict adherence to organic farming has seen them rise to the top of the pile in arguably New Zealand's most famous wine growing region.

This is their premium Pinot Noir. It is a blend of six different Pinot Noir clones planted on 30+-year-old vines.

It's a wine that shows power and concentration. A structural yet supple wine that will evolve beautifully in the bottle over years to come.

About Dog Point

On the slopes of the Southern Valleys of Marlborough is Dog Point. Their vineyards were planted in the late 1970's, by Ivan and Margaret Sutherland. Brought together by their love of hands-on winemaking, Ivan and Margaret joined forces with their fellow winemaking friends, James and Wendy Healy, in the early 2000's to create the Dog Point label.

The two couples still play a hand in the business, but the second generation of the Sutherland family is now at the helm of their operation. Dog Point vineyard is New Zealands' largest certified organic vineyard, and they focus on minimal intervention, to allow their wines the natural ability to express the terroir.

Their wines are made lovingly and meticulously, with an uncompromising focus on quality.

The founding partners of Dog Point - Ivan and Margaret Sutherland; James and Wendy Healy
The founding partners of Dog Point - Ivan and Margaret Sutherland; James and Wendy Healy
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. The fruit is supported by bright florals of rose and violets with crunchy red berry fruit and dried herb notes. The palate is succulent with alluring red cherry, brown spices and silky fine boned tannins. This wine has all the makings of a long lived Marlborough pinot noir and matches perfectly with duck, red meats (particularly venison and lamb), and mushroom dishes.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The stunning vineyards of Dog Point
The stunning vineyards of Dog Point
Marlborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Medium-bodied, supple pinot noir with floral, red rose, violet, dark cherry and a hint of cassis supported by a backbone of fine, peppery tannins. Accessible now but with good cellaring potential." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)


"Ripe cherries, red plums, raspberries, baking spices and dried flowers on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with fresh acidity and a velvety texture. Structured and chalky. Flavourful finish with excellent length. A couple of years of bottle age will make this even better, but it’s delicious already." -


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