2017 Mount Riley Pinot Noir
Mount Riley's Estate Range (pictured right) is great quality and value. Each wine in this range is fresh with pure, vibrant fruit flavours and aromas.
The 2017 growing season was relatively cool in Marlborough; however, our low cropping Pinot Noir vines reached optimal ripeness well in advance of the rain that was experienced later in the season. Our 2017 Pinot Noir is a blend sourced from multiple Marlborough vineyards. Southern Valley sites make up most of the blend with some Wairau Valley sites also contributing. Diversity of both site and clone allowed us to make a complex and complete wine with pure fruit character and depth of flavour. Grapes were cold soaked, fermented in small parcels and aged for nine months in French oak barriques.