2018 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.
2018 was a year in which the Viticulture team earned their keep! We accumulated a lot of moisture in traditionally our driest months of the year – January, February and March. As a result the vines continued to produce lots of leaves and the vineyard team spent a great deal of time ensuring the fruit had the correct levels of sun exposure – lots of trimming and leaf plucking! Our 2018 Pinot Noir is a blend sourced from four of our Marlborough vineyards situated in the Southern Valley’s sub-region. Diversity of clone allowed us to make a complex and complete wine with vibrant, pure fruit character and depth of flavour. Grapes were cold soaked, fermented in small parcels and aged for nine months in French oak barriques.