NAUTILUS PINOT NOIR
Regional blend of 5 vineyard parcels, primarily from the Southern valleys sub-region in Marlborough. “Home” site is Clay-Hills vineyard.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Average 12 years
2 cane spur pruned, 3333 vines/ha average.
Viticulturist: Michael Collins
Vineyard and winery certified sustainable (SWNZ)
Hand harvest, gravity fed into minimal handling, gravity flow winery. 5-7 day cold soak, indigenous ferment, total time on skins 12-16 days. 11 months in 30% new French oak, spring malo, un-fined, cross-flow filtered. Vegan.
Winemaker: Clive Jones
Comments from our Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier Tasting Panel:
Blended medley of gooseberry and tropical fruit with good weight and length on the palate. Very typical Marlborough with palate richness.
Name: Negociants USA
Location: Napa, CA