Grape - Pinot Noir
Where - Marlborough, New Zealand
What - Churton are conscientious winemakers with a real spiritual and emotional connection to their Waihopai Valley land. Their vines were planted back in 2000 and have since been farmed organically and biodynamically with the aim to produce wine with identity and roots. We're really excited about their 2019 vintages where growing conditions were at the most ideal.
The hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes were fermented in two batches with the fermentation being brought about spontaneously with the help of indigenous yeast. After half a lunar month (14 days in this circumstance) of skin contact and a cold ferment, the juice is aged in old French oak for 3 months where a spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred. After one racking, the wine was bottled unfined, unfiltered and with low sulphite additon.
The bright freshness of this wine immediately stands out. It's a proper summer sipper full to the brim with purple flowers and fruit; lavender, violet, cherry and underripe raspberry. It's vibrant and fruity with a lengthy finish and a good acidity. Best served slightly, slightly chilled!
Bright, fruity, floral. Vegan. Low intervention. Organic. Biodynamic. ABV12%.