Babich Winemakers' Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019
Ripe dark fruit aromas, lifted violet, cherry and spice.
Sweet and densely fruity entry that continues with warmth and generosity right through the palate. Plum, raspberry and leather with cinnamon on the finish.
Vineyard: Waihopai Valley - Cowslip Valley Vineyard
The grapes come off an estate vineyard - Cowslp Valley Vineyard - Waihopai Valley, Marlborough.
The various parcels of fruit were hand harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation took place in open vats with a small percentage of whole cluster. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old French oak barriques. Several months later, the wines were assessed, blended and returned to oak.
Barrel ferment - 10 months