Cambridge Road, Hillside Vineyard Project Pinot Noir
Origin: Hillside Martinborough vineyard, Wellington, New Zealand
Varietal: pinot noir
Wine Maker's Notes:
This Pinot is part of an investigation into a relatively new site on the fringe of the Martinborough Appellation. Located 6 kilometres south of town on a beautifully exposed western slope with soils comprised predominantly of loess and clay. The Winemaking was exploratory with 100% whole bunches employed during ferment and only gentle foot treading on rare occasion. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with absolutely no additions or sulphites used.
Producer's Tasting Note: Vibrant dark fruit is tempered by aromatic whole bunch spices and positive botanic elements. I think of the forest with spruce, juniper and aromatic woods grappling with wild berries and earth-bound scents.
Number of Bottles Made: 1699