Deep Down Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020
When the first vintage of this wine came out it instantly aroused plenty of interest. Why? It is not just low intervention or preservative free – the only thing that goes into this wine is organically grown grapes – nothing else. It is natural fermented, and left on its skins for three weeks before running off into old large oak with no preservative addition at bottling. Nothing but grapes, so to speak. And how does it taste?
Fantastic for the style and immediately complex with predominantly earth scented fruits plus dark cherry, spice and a touch of lavender too. The palate is then dry, crisp and silky, even haunting with dark fruit, spice and aged meat underpinned by supple tannins. The finish is long and spicy with a faint whiff of wintergreens right on the finish. It is a savoury little number that is sure to please plenty of pinot noir fans out there. Just try some simple Tapas here to match – let the wine do the talking.