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The ancient Otuwhero River gives our wine its name, and is fed by melting snows from surrounding mountain peaks. Our wild, wind-swept Otu whero Estate is set at the edge of the Southern Pacific Ocean. The Estate is remote coastal and rugged terroir – this produces distinctively bold, ripe fruit flavors, and ex quisitely expressive wines. The soil found here in the Awatere Valley is alluvial gravels that rise through our silt and clay soils – delivering bold minerality, intensity and ripe opulence to our wines.
Two clones of Pinot Noir, Able and 777 from the Upper Wairau subregion were harvested in optimum condition during late March, fermented in open top tanks and hand plunged for a 20 day fermentation and on-skin maceration.
VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
RES. SUGARS: > 1.0 G/L
AROMA: Dark cherry, black plum aromas with light cedar, smoky notes.
FLAVOR: Rich, concentrated palate follows, with fine tannins that will develop further over time.
UPC: 0 89832 92261 2
12PK | 750ML