Aromas of vibrant ripe red fruit, hints of violets with subtle earthy and smoky notes. Richly flavored and well balanced with a subtle sweetness lead to a delicate soft finish.
Dog Point Vineyard is a partnership between two Cloudy Bay
alumni, enologist James Healy and viticulturalist Ivan
Sutherland. The estate vineyards are among the oldest in
Marlborough's Wairau Valley, with some dating back to the
1970s. The vines are planted on free draining silty clay loams.
The winemaking is non-interventionist, and all the wines (with the
exception of the Sauvignon Blanc) are given extended barrel
aging with minimal racking and handling. Bottling is done without
fining and with minimal filtration.
|Pinot Noir is crushed and fermented in stainless steel before being racked to French oak barrels, 50% new, for 18 months aging on lees.