Churton Pinot Noir 2019
This certified organic Pinot Noir hits consistent high notes with wine lovers and is a favourite with our team here at Regional. Churton Estate is a small winery in New Zealand's biggest wine region, Marlborough.
Churton founder and winemaker Sam Weaver cut his teeth on the classic wines of the world while working in fine wine retail in the United Kingdom. His background is in microbiology and he was raised on a farm, so when he and his wife Mandy founded Churton Estate, it combined all of his passions. The couple and their adult sons, have created one of this country's most high quality small wineries, which lives up to the dream of creating 100% estate grown grapes, 100% certified organic production and 100% bottled on site, nearly all of the wines without fining or filtration. All grapes are hand picked and natural yeasts ferment the majority of Churton wines. These incremental qualitative decisions impact at every step of their winemaking provides exceptional quality grapes which in turn express themselves in outstanding wines.
This Churton Estate Pinot Noir is made from grapes grown at altitude on a hillside vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough. They were hand harvested, natural yeast fermented and spent 28 days on skins. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was aged in mature French oak for 16 months.
No fining or filtration makes this wine vegan friendly.