Omaka Valley which is part of the Southern Valleys sub-region.
Soils: Compact, clay rich, vigour moderating soils.
Topography: Flat within a small open valley.
Climate: A warm site with higher temperature days and cooler nights than average in Marlborough.
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
The vines are planted in the Omaka Valley which consists of clay rich, compact soil. This terrior is conducive to growing top quality Pinot Noir for it achieves good fruit tannin development and concentrated flavours.
Sourced from a single vineyard in the heart of the Omaka Valley. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. This is a blend of Dijon clone 114 and Dijon clone 667 with a whole cluster component of 12 per cent.