Babich Marlborough Pinot Noir

Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape Pinot Noir
Style Red
Brand Babich Wines

Production Notes
This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After several months the wines were assessed and blended.

Technical Notes
Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 5.7g/l
pH: 3.62
Residual Sugar: 0g/l

Tasting Notes
Aromas of wild strawberry and cherry. Dark cedar notes with a hint of mint and dried herbs. Ripe, medium weight and good volume with fine tannins and spicy length – finishing with dark fruits and savoury cedar.

From humble beginnings in 1916 – Babich Wines is a family owned business who have worked tirelessly and passionately over the years, learning all there is to know about making the best quality wine New Zealand has to offer – and taking it to the world. This wine has come from the very best and carefully selected wine growing land in New Zealand.

In pursuit of excellence, they leave no stone un-turned. Every decision they make – from the purchase of land to the labels on bottles, and everything in between – is in pursuit of being the best and most advanced in the field. They are non-compromising on quality, and are guided by their deeply engrained values and beliefs, to deliver excellence and value to their customer.

While it has become a familiar name worldwide for Sauvignon Blanc, the region’s most planted grape variety, Marlborough is also renowned for its Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling as the free-draining, alluvial loams over gravelly sub-soils in the Wairau, Waihopai and Awatere valleys provide ideal growing conditions.

For Babich Wines, Marlborough makes a heavy contribution to the company’s portfolio. Babich has invested in substantial vineyard land and in production facilities.

Viticulturalist, John Sowman and his team manage all of Babich’s Marlborough vineyards totaling 230-hectares (568 acres).

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