• Vicarage Lane Pinot Noir

  • Origin

    Pinot Noir Grapes Used By Vicarage Lane Wines In Blenheim Marlborough NZ

    Pinot Noir is the classic grape of France’s Burgundy region. It is typically described as soft and feminine, with good examples having aromas of summer fruits, such as raspberry and plum, with a hint of tobacco.

    Pinot Noir is a light style red with a soft finish and an emphasis on retaining primary fruit flavours.

    The oak treatment adds flavour, complexity and tannins to help stabilise both colour and flavour in this difficult to make wine.

  • Vicarage Lane Pinot Noir 2016

    Peter Saunders, Senior Wine Judge, NZ; 5 out of 5 stars: “Warmly-textured, medium-bodied Pinot, tasting very well in the fruit department and still opening out after two years. Finely-tuned aromatics. A very nice partner to lamb, appropriately for a Canterbury wine! Enjoy when available, into 2020.”

    Fruit: The grapes were hand harvested from a stoney, riverbed vineyard in the Waipara district of Canterbury in May 16.

    Winemaking: Grapes were 100% crushed and de-stemmed to small open vats, then macerated for five days pre-fermentation. Fermentation began spontaneously with no yeast addition, skins were hand-plunged regularly, where temperature peaked at 30ºC. The vats were pressed after five days post-fermentation maceration and the wine placed in one and two year old medium toast French oak barrels. The wine was matured in oak for ten months before bottling.

    Bottled: From September 2017
    Released: October 2017

    Wine Analysis:
    Total Alcohol 13.7%v/v
    Titratable Acid 5.2 g/L
    Total Sugar <1 g/L

    Tasting Notes: This softer style Pinot Noir is focused and concentrated, showing a mid red colour, with purple hues and aromas of raspberry, strawberry and red cherries. With a palate of soft tannins, good structure and a touch of oak, it has pure Pinot Noir fruit flavours. Ideal for drinking now or will cellar well for drinking over the next 5 years.

    Food Matches: Serve a bit cooler than room temperature on its own, or match with roasted chicken and roast vegetables, or with flavoursome fish such as tuna or salmon, or with red meats, especially game, served with a mushroom sauce. Excellent at Christmas time with the ham!

  • Vicarage Lane Pinot Noir 2014

    Wine Analysis:
    Total Alcohol 12.6%v/v
    Titratable Acid 4.8 g/L
    Total Sugar <1 g/L

    Tasting Notes: Aroma is red berries and cherry, with an underlay of cinnamon and earthiness. The palate is berry and cherry fruit flavours, with savoury elements, elegant, with velvety tannins and a lingering spicy finish. Ideal for drinking now or will cellar well for drinking over the next 5 years.

  • Tours & Tastings
  • Vineyard Tours & Wine Tastings

  • Vineyard tours and wine tastings are organised by appointment only.

    They are FREE of charge for small groups of up to 4 persons.

    For bigger groups, there is a charge of $7.00/person (incl. GST).

    For the people who stay at our vineyard cottage, the tour/tasting is available at no additional charge.

    The length of our wine tours/tastings are flexible. They can last from 1 hour up to 2.5 hours. Totally depends on how many questions the attendees have and how much time they have available.

    You can submit a booking request via the contact form or via email and we'll be in touch to make arrangements.

  • Where to Buy
  • Where to Buy Our Wines

  • Vicarage Lane Wines are available for purchase online and in stores. Please note that each of these stores may NOT stock all varieties of our wines.

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