Altitude Pinot Noir 2016

$46.49

The pinnacle of the Two Rivers’ range, with only six very special barrels classed superior enough to make the blend. Altitude Pinot Noir is rich, savoury and medium-bodied, bursting with sour cherry, plum, hazelnut, coffee bean and seductive smoky nuances. Great concentration with fluid, fine-grained tannins.

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Winemakers
Notes

These grapes were grown on the clay soils of our high density planted (5,000 v/h), Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. The unique micro climate and clay soils help to produce complex wines with great depth and structure. The grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed into open top fermenters for wild fermentation. The wine was pressed off into French oak barrels, 30% new, and then aged for 11 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Winemakers
Notes

These grapes were grown on the clay soils of our high density planted (5,000 v/h), Brookby Hill Vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. The unique micro climate and clay soils help to produce complex wines with great depth and structure. The grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed into open top fermenters for wild fermentation. The wine was pressed off into French oak barrels, 30% new, and then aged for 11 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby/purple in colour. Deep with complex aromas of forest floor, earth and spicy oak, mingled with violets, wild bramble and dark cherry notes. The palate is rich, savoury and medium-bodied, bursting with sour cherry, plum, hazelnut, coffee bean and seductive smoky nuances. Great concentration with fluid, fine-grained tannins.

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • T.A: 5.6 g/l
  • RS: less than 2 g/l
  • BRIX: 24°
  • PH: 3.71
Palate

A rich, savoury and medium-bodied pinot noir, bursting with sour cherry, plum, hazelnut, coffee bean and seductive smoky nuances. Great concentration with fluid, fine-grained tannins.

Bouquet

Deep with complex aromas of forest floor, earth and spicy oak, mingled with violets, wild bramble and dark cherry notes.

When to drink

2018 – 2026

Great with

Roast lamb, pork cassoulet, puy lentils, porcini mushrooms.

Bottles

Case of 12, per Bottle