Omaka Valley which is part of the Southern Valleys sub-region of Marlborough.
Soil: 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 terroir is conducive to growing top quality Pinot Noir as it achieves good fruit tannin development and concentrated flavours.
Deeply coloured ruby core with a thin light purple rim.
Concentrated dark fruit aromas with spice and savoury notes.
Dense, dark and brooding with complex mixed forest berry flavours, coffee, new leather and a rich silky structure. The finish is long and lingering with a combination or charred oak, spice and savoury notes.