The 2015 Nautilus Pinot Noir is dark ruby in colour. The nose reveals gentle floral aromas, ripe wild blackberries, cherries and spices. The palate is medium bodied with good structure. Refined and balanced, this elegant wine shows good intensity and a lengthy finish.
Marlborough's Nautilus Estate has long been a winedirect favourite - we think their wines are fabulous and quaff significant quantities of the Sauvignon, Chardonnay and especially the Pinot Noir. The wines seem to get better with each vintage and the latest set of releases are no exception. New to our portfolio are their top sparkling wine - the Cuvee Marlborough which is one of the most highly acclaimed in New Zealand - and the fresh, lively and varietally typical Gruner Veltliner which is.. read more
To make this wine, fruit from Pinot Noir clones 114, 115, 5, 667, 777 and Abel was hand harvested and de-stemmed without crushing to allow a portion of whole berries in the ferment. A small amount of whole bunch fruit was also included in some ferments (average 10% whole bunch). The grapes were fermented with indigenous yeast in open top fermenters after a 6-8 day ‘cold soak’. Careful cap management, using our pneumatic punch down device, has resulted in extraction of only the soft ripe tannins. After pressing the wine was racked directly to a mixture of new and older French oak Barriques, where it remained undisturbed until filtration and bottling in March 2016.