Marlborough, New Zealand
Hawksdrift is a family owned vineyard, located in the Dillons Point region of Marlborough. The Dillons Point area is in the East of Marlborough, near the sea coast. It lies close to sea level and has deep, fertile soils. Shelter from the Wither Hills range, contributes to a long, hot ripening season, meaning, the fruit is left to ripen when other, cooler areas have shut down. This long hang time develops fully ripened summer flavours in the fruit.
The bouquet on this Pinot Noir is delightfully fragrant, raspberry and strawberry notes mingle with light floral and herbal tones. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is full of forward red cherry and red berry fruits with notes of clove spice and hints of oak. The finish is light and dry with a note of dried cherry.
Food pairing: Roasted mushrooms with herbs