Named after the stunning 100ft high white cliffs bordering the original vineyard site on the family estate, the Whitecliff range of wines is designed for everyday enjoyment. For over 20 years Whitecliff wines have provided fruit-forward wines of purity and exceptional value.
2019 vintage is one of the best we’ve seen in decades. A combination of the hot summer and lower fruit yields meant that the harvest occurred around two weeks earlier than the long-term average. Fruit was in perfect condition across all Marlborough varieties loaded with intensity. Harvest was completed within three weeks, with only one minor rain event that bought about a small pause. As ever, picking dates were critical, with our Pinot Noir fruit being harvested during the dry, late vintage period.
Following a period of cold soak for five days, this Pinot Noir was fermented and gently worked, especially at the peak of ferment to preserve fruit and build supple texture. Aged without any oak influence, this Pinot Noir is rich and vibrant.