Babich Black Label Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019
Plum, leather and sweet earthy notes mingle with garden herbs and ripe red and black fruits. The tannins are silky and the acid, juicy. A sweetly lingering finish.
Blended from grapes off two of our Marlborough vineyards, Waihopai Valley (80%) and our Headwaters Vineyard near Renwick in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley (20%).
The grapes were crushed to open top vats and, following a period of cold soaking, fermented with frequent plunging of the cap. After a period on skins post primary ferment the wine was moved to 225L oak barriques to undergo malolactic fermentation and mature for 10 months. After that the wine was blended, lightly fined and bottled in mid March.