2014
Auntsfield Estate
'Single Vineyard'
Pinot Noir
Southern Valleys of Marlborough

2014
Auntsfield Estate
'Single Vineyard'
Pinot Noir
Southern Valleys of Marlborough

The 2014 season was characterized by naturally low yields and warm settled weather with very little rainfall. Autumn produced cool and settled conditions which were some of the best seen in many years. This ripened small berried Pinot Noir with near perfect small to medium sized bunches.

This wine was made with a minimalist philosophy, designed to enable the characteristics of the grapes and the vineyard to be revealed. The fruit was hand-harvested, hand-sorted, gently destemmed and gravity-fed to tank. Fermented with a combination of indigenous and cultured yeasts, careful hand plunging was utilized to gently extract flavours and tannins from the skins. Maturation occurred in French oak barriques for approximately 10 months.

Dark cherry, blackberry and floral aromas are complimented by more savory aromas of dark chocolate, forest floor and cigar box. The palate of this wine shows a rich silky texture which is full and concentrated. Interwoven flavors of spice, dark fruit and savoury characters are revealed by a succulent and fine tannin structure. The structure of this wine is tight, yet rich and full with seamless length.

  • Region: Marlborough
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: Auntsfield Estate
  • Vine Age: 15 years old
  • Soil Type: Loess Clay over Greywacke Rock
  • TA: 7.1
  • pH: 3.51
  • Alcohol: 14%
Winery & Regional Information
MARLBOROUGH

When the first growers of the modern era planted grapes in Marlborough in the 1970s (there was commercial grape growing and winemaking as early as the 1870s), it is unlikely they would have foreseen the extent of the growth and fame that the region’s wine industry would achieve, based upon a single varietal called Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and... Learn More »

AUNTSFIELD ESTATE

MARLBOROUGH

Auntsfield Estate is the home of Marlborough's first colonial vineyard and winery. The original vineyard was established in 1873 and made highly regarded wine for over 50 years. The dramatic hillside vineyard with its unique variety of soils is again producing premium wines under the guidance of the Cowley family. The proud heritage of the land is the inspiration to produce exciting handcrafted wines of balance and individuality that display the special terrior of this historic Marlborough vineyard. Learn More »

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