Babich Marlborough Pinot Noir
Dark plum and raspberry aromas with rose and hints of thyme, mushroom and anise.
Sweet fruited and weighty on entry with good volume. Plum, cherry and a touch of blackberry leaf fill the mid-palate and spill onto the finish. A nice fruit, acid and tannin balance adds tension and length.
The fruit was harvested in excellent condition from our Waihopai and Wairau Valley Vineyards. The berries were loaded intact into open top vats and fermented with minimal plunging of the cap. After a period on skins after primary ferment the wine was moved to oak to undergo malolactic fermentation and mature for 6 months. After that the wine was blended, lightly fined and bottled.
Pairing: This Marlborough Pinot Noir goes well with beef and lamb. Would make a great partner for a steak and mushroom casserole.