Pinot Noir

The harvest of 2014 supplied our best Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir to date.

The harvest of 2014 supplied our best Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir to date.



The elegant Marlborough red

A balanced and lively expression of Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region.


Nose
Powerful bouquet and a wide selection of flavours , from the lighter spectrum of rose, violet and ripe berry fruit to dark cherry with a hint of luscious plum
Palate
A seamless structure and concentrated palate, framed with ripe silky tannins and complex spicy oak and herbal notes. Long, fleshy and lithe
Marlborough
Carefully selected sites located within the southern Wairau Valley, including our Mustang and Barracks vineyards
Gravelly clay based soils with clay/loam subsoils
clear sky
Today
6°C
42°F
Tim Heath
Senior Winemaker
The resultant fruit had all the structural interest of 2010, with an unprecedented freshness and varietal lift. A wide array of red berry and cherry flavours, true to classic Pinot Noir.
How it was made

Harvest

The harvest of 2014 supplied our best Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir to date. The picking of Pinot Noir began on March 9th and was completed by April 1st. The timing was perfect as significant rainfall arrived on April 9th. 

Vinification

The Pinot Noir fruit was de-stemmed into our small open top stainless steel tanks and cold soaked for several days. The fermentations were carried out with indigenous yeast, with a peak temperature of 32°C. During the fermentation we plunged the caps to ensure gentle and complete extraction of tannins, colour and flavours. Following three weeks on skins, each batch was transferred into French oak barrels (35% new) and matured for 12 months. The wine was then carefully assembled before bottling.

Must know
Pinot Noir 2014
Marlborough
  • For consumption 14°C 16°C
  • Cellaring potential 10Years
    min
  • Alcohol 14.1 %
  • Vintage 2014
  • pH 3.63
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Bottling June 2015
  • Harvest
    Sunday, March 9, 2014 to Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • Residual sugar 2.0 g/L
  • Acid 5.8 g/L
  • Closure Screwcap