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This Marlborough Pinot Noir is fresh and vibrant with soft tannins and good length. It has intense primary fruit characters of blackberry and bramble on the nose with a smoky, earthy undertone on the palate. This is a warm, vibrant, well-structured Pinot. Fruit was destemmed into open top fermenters and cold soaked at 5C for 7 days. The must was hand plunged three times daily before inoculation with selected yeast. The ferment lasted 6 days after which the fermenters were capped and left to rest for 10 days before the wine was gently pressed directly to French oak barrels. The wine is characterized by a purity of fruit aromas, ripe tannins and intelligent use of oak. The wine was then racked onto fine lees. The grapes were harvested between 12 17 April 2009. Searved New Zealand lamb with grilled vine ripened tomatoes.