2016 Pinot Noir, Long Barn, Wairau River Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand
Produced from the Wairau region of Marlborough, aged in a combination of new and old fine grain French oak for 10 months, this cherry coloured wine has clean fresh fruit aromas. The palate has ripe fruit characters of plums and raspberries along with smoky oak and well integrated tannins. A medium bodied wine with a sustained finish.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots.
13.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.