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Isabel Estate - Pinot Noir 2016

Red Wine from Marlborough · New Zealand
£23.95 £22.00
Case Rate: £21.67
Ex Tax: £18.33
Country:
New Zealand
Wine Region: Marlborough
Wine Area: Wairau Valley
Wine Maker: Patricia Miranda & Carlos Orgiles
Grape: Pinot Noir
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Country:
New Zealand
Wine Region: Marlborough
Wine Area: Wairau Valley
Wine Maker: Patricia Miranda & Carlos Orgiles
Grape: Pinot Noir
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Our Pinot Noir delivers on all levels. The clay-rich soils located in the southern border of our estate allow for an intensely concentrated Pinot Noir in flavour combined with a firm structured backbone of elegant and sinewy tannins. Layers of red fruit, dried herb and perfumed violet characters with nuances of white pepper make this wine attractive and in age when it will benefit from extra complexity.

Winery information

Isabel Estate

One of Marlborough's largest family-owned wineries, the Isabel Vineyard was established by Michael and Robyn Tiller in 1982. The Tillers initially operated as contract growers supplying the likes of Cloudy Bay. In 1994 they decided to start bottling their own wines, and they now operate entirely on an estate basis, making wines produced only from their own vineyards under their full control. Their progression into winemaking met with sensational results, their very first release, a Pinot Noir, taking out a gold medal. The estate is located on the Omaka terrace, just south of Renwick in Marlborough?s Wairau Valley. Vines are planted at a relatively high density (4400 vines per hectare), and the deep free draining gravels are underlain with a narrow layer of calcium-rich clay, retaining moisture and reducing the need for irrigation.Today, Isabel is very much a family affair, with Michael and Robyn's four children and son-in-law, winemaker Carlos Orgiles Ortega, all actively involved. With the vineyards managed on sustainable and organic principles, the Isabel wines are 100% estate grown and made with fastidious attention to detail, right down to the inhouse bottling. The same philosophy is applied to their second-tier wines, which reside under the Dr Renwick label and are produced off younger vines. The winery's entire range is crafted with extreme care, with all the wines tipping their hats in a terroir salute to their Marlborough origins

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Vinification notes

Isabel Estate experienced a thriving 2017 vintage for Pinot Noir. Cooler weather in spring led to a longer than usual flowering season that resulted in smaller and looser bunches and berries. Summer temperatures were unusually mild for Marlborough, regulated by fresh easterly breezes and light cloud cover. Intermittent autumn rain and some cool days help slow ripening, with the latter essential for developing great Pinot Noir. The majority of blocks were harvested prior to rain and carried typical strong Isabel Pinot Noir characters. The sporadic rain events had limited effect on the dry farmed (irrigation-free) deep rooted vines that were able to regulate their uptake of water. The overall strong growing season and low yielding vines allowed for intense flavour development and the ability to pick with phenological ripeness