Organically farmed Pinot Noir 100%
Organically grown with wildflower gardens between the vineyard rows and regenerative viticulture to keep New Zealand’s soils healthy and ecosystems thriving. EarthGarden Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with flavour as nature intended.
The high temperatures and settled weather of Hawkes Bay lets our organic vineyards thrive. This is a wine rich in colour and flavour with the depth of character that organic viticulture brings.
A near-perfect growing season led up to 2020 harvest with fruit in pristine condition. The summer was dry with high sunshine hours during the day and the cooler nights that are typical for Marlborough. Vineyards: 43% Attorney, 24% Templar, 22% Sutherland (grower), 11% Belmonte (grower). 76% Wairau valley, 24% Awatere. This wine spent 12 months in 5% new, 95% seasoned oak.
This Pinot Noir expresses black fruits like boysenberries and blueberries with subtle floral notes and gentle acidity. The cocoa powder tannins and smoky toasty notes add complexity with a generous earthy textural finish.
This wine pairs well with New Zealand lamb, but rich enough to enhance slowcooked beef cheeks. For a plant-based alternative, try with mushroom or truffle-accented dishes to accentuate it’s earthy character.
Decanter World Wine Awards 89