Satellite Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018
100% Pinot Noir.
The bouquet has fresh and vibrant notes of cherry with an overlay of dried spice and cloves.Layered on the palate with bright red fruits and hints of vanillin oak, creating finely balanced and long finish.
The selected estate vineyard blocks were kept separate until final blending. The grape bunches are mostly destemmed and all fermented naturally in open vats. After gentle plunging, the wine is drained to barrels for 11 months prior to blending.
2018 was a very warm growing season; it was dry through Spring and Summer, and a change to wetter conditions in the Autumn harvest period. The quick harvest had the Pinot Noir rapidly picked from the vines between periods of rain, giving it great flavours.
12.5% | 2.0g/L Residual Sugar
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
“Sweetly fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, vanilla, hazelnut, anise and earthy mushroom notes. Leading to a beautifully rounded and smooth palate that’s mellow and lingering. It’s elegantly composed and soothing with a lengthy silky finish” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020