2019 Novum Pinot Noir

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

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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.

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.

94 Points - "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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