Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 78233
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Soft, subtle and fragrant Pinot Noir. Oyster Bay Pinot Noir comes from 5 - 8 year old spur pruned vines, trellised with the canopy managed in a vertical shoot position. Hand tended leaf plucking and bunch thinning prior to veraison ensures balanced fruiting.

Handpicked bunches are de-stemmed directly into small open top fermenters and the juice is hand plunged in small open top fermenters. The wine is matured in French oak barriques with minimal racking and filtration prior to bottling.

Oyster Bay pinot Noir is elegant Marlborough at its best. Fragrant, soft, and flavourful with aromas of ripe cherries, plums and gentle sweet fruit tannins to provide serious structure and length.

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The philosophy of Oyster Bay Marlborough is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive with glorious fruit flavours - wines that drink well within a year or two of vintage, yet possess the balance of structure to reward cellaring. The Oyster Bay label is owned by Delegat's Wine Estate, one of New Zealand's largest family owned and managed wine...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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