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"Beautifully composed & balanced, offering excellent drinking" Wine Orbit

"Charming & attractively fragrant, leading to a beautifully rounded palate" Wine Orbit

A superb wine for Summer paired alongside BBQ venison sandwiched between ciabatta buns

Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 4 Stars Awarded Silver Medal Awarded Silver Medal
Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Spy Valley's Pinot Noir comes from clay soils, which is like a sponge, slowly releasing water ensuring well balanced vine growth & ripening, resulting in rich wines nicely balanced by firm fruit & dry finish...


Awarded 92/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2019

Awarded 91/100 Points

James Suckling, 2019

Awarded 4 Stars

Winestate Magazine 2019

Awarded Silver Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018

Awarded Silver Medal

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018


"Charming and attractively fragrant, the bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, toasted nut and subtle mushroom characters, leading to a beautifully rounded palate that is supple and lingering. It is beautifully composed and balanced, offering excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2021" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2019

The bouquet is filled with vibrant red fruits, cocoa powder and dried spice. Supple, long, and fruit focused palate with a finely grained tannin structure. This Pinot Noir is bursting with red berry flavours with a hint of toasty oak.

2016 was dry and a little warmer than average. There were small bunches and berries with great concentration, and we experienced very low crops. The acid and flavour balance allowed picking at moderate sugar levels.

The fruit for this wine was handpicked as individual vineyard blocks and kept separate until final blending. Grape bunches are mostly destemmed and all fermented naturally in open vats. After gentle plunging the wine is drained to barrels for 11 months prior to blending. A vintage with a supple but firm structure and the concentration necessary for cellaring well. This Pinot Noir should improve with time in bottle and be near its peak between 3-7 years after harvest.








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