From the famous Clayvin vineyard, a living tribute to Marlborough’s viticultural history, comes this outstanding Pinot Noir. Established in 1993, Clayvin Vineyard was Marlborough’s first significant hillside vineyard. It is North facing, has high density planting and is farmed organically. It is world renown for producing some of New Zealand's very best Pinot Noir. This is one of them.
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"The journey of each Single Vineyard wine starts in a Marlborough vineyard selected for its unique terroir and climate. They are then nurtured with meticulous hands-on viticulture to ensure fruit produces highly concentrated flavour. Our winemaking expertise then allows these wines to speak for themselves, their purity becoming a showcase of the land.
Established in 1993, Clayvin Vineyard was Marlborough’s first significant hillside vineyard. North facing, the vineyard planting is high density. This density creates natural competition among the vines, reducing vigour, promoting root structure and intensity of flavour. It also means that the vineyard only produces ‘one bottle of Clayvin Pinot Noir per vine’.
D Block showcases why Clayvin Vineyard is so special. This block has a combination of dense clay and naturally moderate water retention which allows for even ripening, structure and freshness, all in balance. Some of D block is single guyot pruned which results in a very low yielding vintage with intense flavour. With the concentration and rich flavour of the 2015 vintage combined with the dense and rich character typical of D block, this Pinot Noir will be both intense and rich, yet perfumed and elegant."