Product DetailsThis Marlborough pinot noir is a classic wine born of a challenging vintage. Instantly appealing and wonderfully perfumed with aromatic spices, it reveals a savoury and silky texture on the palate. A fruity and lively expression of a New Zealand pinot noir, this red spent 12 months in French oak barrels – 40% new – to soften the acidity of the grapes and create balance.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 14-16°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2022
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Screw Cap
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 13.4%
Blend and Origin
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2012
Pinot noir grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Mustang and Barracks vineyards in the southern Wairau Valley. A cool December meant grapes ripened slowly, and yields were lower than average, but the harvest produced fruits with exceptional flavour and balance. Following wild-yeast fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak (40% new).
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
More to try
Inspired by the outdoors
A salad of smoked Calabrian tomatoes with mushrooms and fennel partners perfectly with this balanced and lively red, as will aged Prosciutto on ciabatta.
Wild venison tartare with stewed sweet plums, beetroot and garlic is an excellent twist on a classic. Or, opt for soy-glazed pork ribs, cooked over a barbecue.
Try plums served with citrus and pear slices.