Pinot Noir
Reserve | Marlborough
Pinot Noir
Vintage 2021 
Crafted using a minimalistic approach to winemaking this wine displays a perfumed bouquet of red and black cherries, complemented by a layered, spicy and complex palate. Refined and finely textured, this is classic Marlborough Pinot Noir.
Summer was dry and mild with Marlborough’s signature high sunshine hours and cool nights delivering fruit in the best possible condition. The earl autumn season in 2021 provided Marlborough with very stable weather conditions allowing fruit to reach optimum physiological and flavour ripeness. The fruit was impeccably clean and the lower yields meant that the grapes packed a punch in flavour and concentration.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from three key vineyards across Marlborough. One in the Awatere valley, bringing a cooler climate aromatic influence. The other two vineyards are situated in the Southern valleys sub-region of the Wairau valley. The deep clay-based soils contribute to the concentration and structure of the wine.

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Fruity and Toasty

Tasting notes

  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Summer Berry

Our Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir showcases bright floral aromas as well as fresh cherries. On the palate is an inviting mixture of dark chocolate and juicy summer berries with hints of freshly crushed thyme. This complex wine shows both purity and richness with soft velvety tannins and toasty oak influence which completes the wine.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Pinot Noir

  • Steak, duck or lamb
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Poached pears

Our Reserve Pinot Noir pairs fantastically with a diverse range of savoury and sweet dishes. The wine complements rich game such as pan seared duck, a roasted rack of lamb or lightly seasoned eye-fillet steak.


Other dishes include slowly roasted pork shoulder, creamy mushroom risotto or Pinot Noir poached pears and mascarpone.


Best served at: 15 °C / 60 °F

Aromas of ripe red fruit, cherry chocolate, subtle notes of toasted spices and hints of sandalwood.



Recipe pairing

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy maple roasted brussels sprouts made with bacon and deliciously toasted hazelnuts. This delightful side dish is perfect for your holiday entertaining and a wonderful match to the juicy summer berry and toasty oak notes in our velvety Marlborough Pinot Noir.



The dynamic climate of Marlborough helps to produce rich and ripe parcels of fruit. Warm oceanic days concentrate the sugars and cool alpine influenced nights preserve the naturally high acidity within the Pinot Noir grapes. Within Marlborough, sub-regions such as the Wairau, Awatere and Southern Valleys all offer specific expressions of Pinot Noir.

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