This stunning new vintage of the attractive Dog Point Pinot Noir. A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. The fruit is supported by bright florals of rose and violets with crunchy red berry fruit and dried herb notes. The palate is succulent with alluring red cherry, brown spices and silky fine-boned tannins. Hand picked and chilled overnight prior to handsorting. 75% destemmed and 25% whole bunches included. Fermented in small stainless open top fermenters with 100% indigenous yeasts over a period of 3 weeks prior to pressing into French oak barrels for 18 months (30% new).
Food Pairing: duck, red meats (particularly venison and lamb), and mushroom based dishes.
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan
18 months in oak
Dog Point is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough with first plantings in the late 1970s. It was established by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. They produce wines that reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them.
Dog Point is New Zealand’s largest Biogro certified organic vineyard. Dog Point Vineyard and winery are certified organic under the Biogro New Zealand programme, which is an independent certification process established to promote environmentally friendly, sustainable and responsible practices. These organic philosophies drive their approach to wine making and help ensure the vines are their best for next year’s harvest. All their wines are vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian friendly.