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Gentle tannins & a gloriously subtle toasty finish

Beautifully perfumed with aromas of boysenberries, red fruits with notes of mocha & spice

Enjoy on its own, or match with duck, lamb, venison & veal dishes

Babydoll Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

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Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded Silver Medal Vegan Wine
Babydoll Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

Babydoll Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 7
Celebrate life’s little moments with this vegan friendly Marlborough Pinot Noir...


Awarded 94/100 Points

NWWA 2019

Awarded Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019


Babydoll Marlborough Pinot Noir is bursting with aromas of boysenberries and rich red fruits, with underlying softer notes of mocha and spice. Juicy red berries are balanced with gentle tannins and a gloriously subtle toasty finish on the palate in this delicious Pinot.

The growing season in Marlborough started out warm and dry, resulting in even flowering and ultimately balanced vines with the right amount of crop to get them through to harvest. The warm weather continued through spring and summer, with periodic rains which kept the vines hydrated throughout the growing season. These warmer conditions also meant that harvest started around two weeks earlier than the previous year. The Babydoll Pinot Noir was harvested in excellent condition and the resulting wine is showing the wonderful characters that Marlborough is known for.

The fruit was cold soaked for five days before being warmed and innoculated with selected yeasts to enhance varietal character. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with regular hand plunging to craft a wine with elegance and balance. After primary fermentation was complete the parcels were gently pressed. The wine was aged in a variety of vessels with a portion going to a mixture of new and older French oak barrels to complete spring malolactic fermentation. After nine months of aging, the wine was blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

It’s the little things in life that count and it’s the littlest sheep that help make Babydoll wines. This sustainable collection of wines are pure and intense with plenty of character, just like the Babydoll sheep that the wines are named them after. These tiny sheep keep the vineyards tidy year round because they’re too small to reach the grapes. Using one of nature’s mowers means our wines are better for the environment, and taste great too. Celebrate life’s little moments with Babydoll wines!

Food Pairing: Superb on its own or paired with duck or lamb.

This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet. Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 3 years.


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Silky ,smooth pinot.

P - 02/07/2020

A very nice red wine

Susanne - 04/05/2020


John - 07/04/2020


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