This wine is 100% sustainably produced and vegan friendly. This Pinot Noir is made from a number of small-batch ferments matured in French barriques.
This Pinot Noir is made in gentle way with a largely hands-off approach. The wine is silky and elegant on the palate. It has balance and finesse along with the vibrant fruit characters that Marlborough wines are known for
The valley surrounding the Awatere River was carved out by ancient glaciers leaving rich alluvial deposits that give the wines a minerality and flintiness. Coupled with the crisp, pure water flowing down the Awatere (‘swift river’ in Maori) from Mount Tapuae-o-uenuku give the wines a unique expression of the land. Dating back over 100 years the Vavasour family has toiled upon this land and in the 1980’s saw the first vineyards planted. Taking what they have learned over the years of toiling the land, and experiences in winemaking across the world; the winemaking team has created a balance of old-world tradition with new world discipline and learned intuition when creating the wines. 100% sustainably produced and vegan friendl y, Awatere wines are in transition of organic certification