Stoneleigh Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 750ML


Stoneleigh Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 750ML

89, 2019-VINTAGE: 2019

90 POINTS-Natalie MacLean, 2018-VINTAGE: 2018


Plums and spice greet the nose with this lively and distinctive wine. More primary red fruits abound on the palate, which is light to medium-bodied and carries beautifully supple tannins. A gentle touch of nutmeg spice and white pepper, with some vanilla oak, completes the picture and stays for a lingering finish.


The fruit was picked by machine between 28th March and 17th April, using selective harvesters which sort the ripest grapes right in the vineyard, and ensure no leaves come along too. The wine was fermented in a mixture of open top and closed top fermenters, all stainless steel with temperature control. The ferment was kept warm and steady below 32C and the caps were managed with a combination of pumpover, gas rummage and plunging. The wine was pressed to French oak for malolactic and then left to mature for several months. All components were tasted and the wines with hallmark vibrant Stoneleigh flavours were selected for this year’s blend.

Alc: 13%

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