The Collectables Pinot Noir is produced from one of the few close-planted organic vineyards in Marlborough. Handpicking, gentle winemaking techniques and French oak produce a generous, fruit-driven style...
Handpicked from our premium Pinot Noir vineyard, the
grapes are crushed and the juice is allowed to stay in contact with the skins
for a short period of time. After a little colour has be extracted
from the skin the juice is drained off and moved to a tank for cold
If you’d like to experience a unique wine with the
intensely fruit-driven vibrancy of a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc,
but with restrained, elegant overtones, then Collectables Sauvignon
Blanc is perfect for you.
A triumph of
mother nature, organically grown and naturally fermented, this wine’s complex
layers deliver rich and full-bodied flavours to the palate, with a tightly
structured minerality typical of the clone. Abundant flavours of stone fruit and citrus with hints
of nuts, the finish is beautifully supported with elegant oak and good acidity.
Grown in European style high density planting,
using top quality Burgundy clones. This elegant Pinot Noir displays aromas of dark cherry,
floral, and a hint of spicy oak. Wild yeast fermentation has created a wonderful
array of savoury characters underlying earthy tones. The silky palate shows
rich red fruit flavours, savouriness and well-integrated oak. Gentle acidity
and fine tannins give this wine great balance and structure promising longevity.
The grapes are handpicked then gently whole bunched pressed. 30% is fermented in old barrel using wild yeasts giving the wine greater depth and complexity. 70% is fermented in stainless steel using cultured yeast to capture the lively fresh aromas and fruit purity. Four months yeast lees contact adds weight and richness to the palate. Cellaring potential – drinks well now and will mature gracefully over several years...