Southern Pinot Noir sensation

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

If the words Wrekin Vineyard sound familiar, it's probably because they are often on the labels of Astrolabe Wines' Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir, but this special hillside site in Marlborough is also home to grapes that find their way into other high quality wines, such as Greg Pinot Noir. 

This is one of our wines of the month here at Regional and is part of the Whitehaven stable, named in tribute to Greg White (1952 to 2007), who founded the winery with his partner Sue, who runs it today. Their story is as inspiring as it is bittersweet and the two Greg wines (Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc) more than live up to their namesake, thanks to high quality grapes, all hand picked and used to make wines with a noticeable point of difference.

The Wrekin Vineyard is in Marlborough's Southern Valleys and is owned by Andrew and Jan Johns.

How does Greg Pinot Noir taste?

The 2019 Whitehaven Greg Pinot Noir RRP $59.99 Special $54.99

Dry, dark and full bodied fleshy black plum flavours are held in a firm but silky textured Pinot made entirely from hand picked grapes. Most of the grapes were destemmed with a small portion of 15% whole bunches to add structure and weight to the wine, which was fermented warm (up to 31 degrees Celcius) then transferred to French oak, 27% new for 10 months of ageing. This wine has hints of smoky flavour with a rich, dense earthy aroma leading into beautiful dark fruit flavours of plums and black cherries. 

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