If you thought Marlborough in the north of New Zealand’s South Island only produces outstanding sauvignon blanc, then you should try this sensational pinot noir. A single vineyard expression planted on terraces above the Awatere River – a cool micro-climate – the fruit is vibrant and delicate in the same sip. Bright ruby. Cloudy (which suggests the wine is lightly- or unfiltered). Fresh raspberry/red cherry fruit. Drive, energy and persistence. Silky tannins (partly whole bunch fermentation) woven into the lifted fruit.