Culley Pinot Noir (2008) - 750mL
in a mixed or straight dozen
This Pinot Noir displays fragrant cherry and red berry aromas with traces of thyme, mushroom and other earthy characters.
The palate is lively, but also generous, with a long, silky finish. The wine is crafted to be enjoyed while youthful, fresh and vibrant.
When the grape flavours and maturity were considered to be optimal, each clone was harvested separately. In the winery, the fruit was destemmed and cold soaked for 4 days, prior to fermentation in open vats. Hand plunging was used for the gentle extraction of colour and tannin. The wine was then lightly pressed and matured in French oak.
The wine displays a bouquet of dark cherries, plums and cinnamon with traces of thyme, mushroom and other earthy characters.
The palate is lively, but also generous, with a long, silky finish.
Best enjoyed upon release and over the next 3 years
The combination of Marlborough's stony soils, hot days and cool nights produces grapes with lively, intense aromas and character.
Carefully selected sites on Waiheke Island together with the maritime climate produce outstanding grapes with ripe, concentrated flavours. This creates an ideal palette for crafting appealing wines that are great for every occasion.