Summerhouse
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Email summerhouse@scvl.co.nz

Summerhouse Pinot Noir

This wine comes from the renowned Southern Valley sub-region of Marlborough.

The Southern Valley hillsides with their ancient, clay laden soils are perfect for crafting exquisite, concentrated Pinot Noir.

Our 2013 Pinot Noir is silky and textural with complex aromas of ripe cherries and dark fruits. Hints of spicy oak impart a savoury aspect coupled with some attractive earthy notes, vanilla pod and mocha coffee influences. The palate is rich and full with sweet berry fruits, gentle acidity frames the elegant, silky tannin finish.


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The growing season was typical Marlborough with warm, dry weather and plenty

of sunshine throughout Spring and Summer. The vines responded with compact

flowering and even sized berries. The Autumn was long and cool, giving the fruit

an array of brilliant flavours and a lovely line of acidity.

 

In the winery, a small batch focus allows for careful flavour management and

varietal expression. Select yeast strains preserve the expressive flavours from

the vines and careful fermentation management resulted in a beautifully balanced

wine. The wine was pressed off skins, underwent malolactic fermentation, and left

to mature in a selection of new and seasoned French Oak barriques for 9 months.

The wine was then gently filtered and bottled.