Marlborough Clay Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Nautilus Estate SKU: IANCHPN15

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

R 858.00

Tax includedShipping calculated at checkout

First hand knowledge

Secure payments

Fast delivery

100% Pinot Noir. From an exceptional clay hillside, this wine boasts medium body, fine tannins, and intense blackberry-plum flavors due to low yields. With 25% whole bunch fermentation contributing floral notes and French oak adding spice, it's a balanced, rich, and lingering choice. It matches perfectly with wild meats, like duck and venison, as well as robust vegetarian dishes like mushroom risotto. Situated in Marlborough's Southern Valleys, the vineyard comprises 6 distinct blocks with varied aspects and elevations. Block 3, featuring north-facing 890 clone 5 vines, was hand-picked and underwent 100% whole bunch fermentation, followed by a slow spontaneous fermentation over 8 days. The wine matured in barrels (25% new) after 18 days on skins. ABV 13.5%