2020 The Raptor Pinot Noir 2021

The aroma is like a bike ride down a small laneway, lined with shops that burst with indulgent smells. In a single breath, you take it all in. The fruit seller with dark berries out front, the chocolatier, the aroma from the little cafe and at the lane end, the florist’s wildflowers and violets. Now, cycle around again. It’s time to taste. Rest your bike against the wall. From the fruit shop, pinch some ripe raspberries. Don’t worry, they didn’t see you. Stay a moment at the café, while the good looking barista serves you a slice of dark plum tart with a coffee. Delicious. As you stroll back to your bike, through an open door, you see someone carving a delicate wooden chair. You can taste the savoury French oak in the air. Not your everyday bike ride

Purchase

The Raptor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 – 6 Pack

$155.00

Region

Marlborough.

Style

Full bodied elegant style.

Vineyard

Single vineyard harvested from the Cowslip valley vineyard in Waihopai Valley.

Winemaker

Chloe Gabrielsen

Vinification

Hand harvested and fermented in small open top fermenters. Matured in French oak barrels for 7 months.

Appearance

Deep Dark Garnet red

Bouquet

A mix of complex ripe fruit aromas and perfumed florals with darker notes underneath.

Palate

Black cherries and aromatic perfumed plum flavours. A perfectly balanced tannin and fruit synergy gives drive and length the the palate. The finish is long and savoury with complex briny notes and a hint of toasty oak.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or if you are a patient appreciator of wine, you can cellar for 5+ years.

Vegan

Vegetatian Friendly

Packaging

6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure

Info

Serving Temp
18ºC
Alcohol
13.5%
Total Acidity
6.0g/L
Residual Sugar
0.5g/L
pH
3.56

Accolades

Marlborough Wine Show - Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

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