What makes Pencarrow Pinot Noir so tasty? This affordable Martinborough Pinot ticks all the boxes of great vintage (2020 was the best year of the last five), top quality vineyard sites, a little whole cluster fermentation to add structure and oak maturation without over doing the new oak component. WInemaker Guy McMasters uses a modest 25% new oak in Pencarrow to round the palate of this nicely structured, dark fruit tasting wine, accentuating its smoky complexity and adding layers of savoury, earthy flavours.
What's in a name
Pencarrow Pinot Noir is named after the famous lighthouse on the south coast of the Wairarapa, a windswept location famous for its female lighthouse keeper, who is featured on the label of all Pencarrow wines.
Where the grapes come from
Three vineyards contribute grapes to Pencarrow Pinot Noir - the Pinnacles, East Base and Clouston.
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