2019 Novum Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

Beautifully refined, lacy Pinot Noir from two certified organic Marlborough vineyards.



About The Wine

What a lovely elegant expression of NZ Pinot from Novum, the new(ish) guys on the Marlborough block.

Will and Rachel, the Novum winemaking duo, have selected parcels from two cool vineyard sites in the Southern Valleys to create a linear, refined wine that has great deftness and length.

The nose is all bright cherry and pomegranate, with a hint of earthiness. In the mouth there is a pure line of supple fruit with a savoury edge. We're guessing some truffly, autumnal flavours will develop with time - can't wait to try this in a few years.

A Marlborough Pinot of delicate class.

About Novum Wines

Novum is a new wine producer, as the name might indicate to wine-drinking latin scholars. They are husband and wife team Will Hoare and Rachel Jackson Hoare, who have taken their Marlborough winemaking experience and already created an adoring fan-base for their pure, driven expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We are now part of the fan-base!.

Will started as a cellar hand and finished as General Manager and winemaker at Fromm Vineyards in Marlborough. Rachel also worked at Fromm but not before vintages at Domaine Drouhin in Oregon and Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Meursault, and Cloudy Bay.

With their extensive knowledge of Marlbrough vineyards, Will and Rachel source fruit from around the region and have planted a home block with an eye on the future.

Winemaker Will Hoare
Winemaker Will Hoare
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Fruit for this wine was grown in the highly regarded Southern Valleys sub region of Marlborough. The heavy clay loam soils (which brings a richness to the final wine) together with the higher day time temperatures that occur in the narrow valleys of this area, make it the perfect environment in which to grow high quality Pinot Noir grapes. Fruit for this wine was harvested from our flagship Quarters Vineyard in the Brancott Valley with also a small amount from the Settlement Vineyard. They are both: fully certified organic vineyards located on mix of steep and flat sites, have high density planting with a mix of UCD and Dijon clones. The fruit for this wine was harvested on 7th March (Quarters ) and the 15th March 2019 (Settlement) one of our earliest vintages ever after record high summer temperatures.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Will and Rachel of Novum
Will and Rachel of Novum
Marlborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Bright, fresh and fruity pinot noir with plum, cherry and berry flavours, together with a suggestion of dried herbs and spicy oak characters. The wine has a pleasingly smooth texture and gentle, fruity acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. A distinctive, stylish pinot noir." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)


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