Rongopai Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Region:
Marlborough

Winemaker:  
Adam Hazeldine

Recommended Food:
It goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant, also makes a good partner for a steak and mushroom pie.

Recommended Cellaring: 
2 to 5 years

Production Notes:
This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After 10 months the wines were assessed and blended.

Tasting Notes:
Strawberry and spice with savoury dark cherry and earthy notes.  Supple and bright with cinnamon spice and raspberry notes.  Medium weighted and elegant  with juicy red fruit lingering on the finish.