2019 Pinot NoirHunters
Hunter’s Wines are recognised as one of the pioneers of the Marlborough wine industry and one of New Zealand’s best known family owned wineries. Established by Irishman, the late Ernie Hunter in 1979, the company is now headed by Jane Hunter. Some 30 years on, Jane is the most awarded women in the New Zealand wine industry with an impressive set of accolades, including an O.B.E and an Honorary Doctorate of Science. Jane is backed by a great team and three generations of family.
“The 2019 Pinot Noir might be the best we have made so far” proclaims Chief Winemaker, James Macdonald, adding “I am excited to see how it will be received by wine lovers over the coming year”. Aged in French oak barrels for 10 months, this dark fruited wine shows a good concentration and beautiful characteristics of blackcurrant, cinnamon, and raspberry.
2019 was the first vintage working with a new grower. The Embee vineyard is solely planted with Pinot Noir grapes and is located in the Omaka Valley on a hillside above one of the Hunter’s vineyards. The rich clay soils of the valley have the ability to produce some of the very best Marlborough Pinot Noir. Hunter’s is excited to be working with a significant holding of this special Pinot Noir area.
Hunter’s are in Raparua Marlborough
Winemaker – James Macdonald
Minimal Intervention in the Vineyards