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Pinot Noir

A generous and succulent Pinot Noir from the Southern Valleys in Marlborough. A representation of the best of the region and of each vintage year.


Fruit is harvested by hand from select vineyards throughout the Southern Valleys. The Southern Valleys region is renowned for growing Pinot Noir with great colour and excellent texture and ripeness.

On the nose enjoy aromas of currant, cherry, spice and charred wood. These give over to a generous palate with striking bramble and cedar notes which combine with fine grain tannin to focus to the finish.

 

 

 

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The Brothers

Just as the three Giesen brothers journey bought them to New Zealand we travel to great lengths to find the best of every vintage. We strive to ensure The Brothers wines are rich and rewarding while retaining elegance and purity.

Vineyard

Marlborough - Southern Valleys

Winemaking

All the fruit for this wine is managed in small batches with a portion receiving whole bunch fermentation. Warm fermentation and minimal handling retain colour and allow the fruit to showcase distinct Marlborough Pinot Noir character.

Aged in a mix of new and used French oak 300L barrels. Oak comes from Giesen's French cooper, chosen because it gives a unique style which helps to lengthen the wine.

Minimal sulphur addition to help retain fruit purity and to allow the wine to age gracefully. Natural malolactic in barrel in springtime.

Gluten Free

Awards

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2020

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2017

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2016

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2016

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2015

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2013

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2012

venision

Seared venison loin with juniper berry, gin flavours, sautéed mushrooms and seasonal vegetables

Duncan Shouler

Duncan Shouler

Estate Winemaker

Duncan has always loved science and the outdoors. Winemaking in Marlborough allows him to enjoy his two passions every day. Read more

Reviews

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Dan Murphy's Wine Panel

"Heady, evolved example with bottle age and savoury heft. Primary berry fruits are inevitably suppressed for a more truffley complexity and bottle-derived flavours. Clean, juicy finish.
2016 Vintage; Reviewed 2020."

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Decanter World Wine Awards

"Attractively ripe and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows dark cherry, smoky bacon, anise and dark mushroom aromas, followed by a finely textured palate offering juicy fruit intensity and silky flow. Charming and elegantly complex. At its best: now to 2027.
2020 Vintage; Reviewed July 2021."

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Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"This is a medium-bodied, silky rendering of Pinot Noir. Restrained aromas of cherries, dried herbs and vanilla lead into similar flavors, then pick up a touch of mocha on the long finish. Drink now–2020.
2013 Vintage; Reviewed March 2018"

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Joe Czerwinski, WineMag.com

"Grapes were sourced from Central Wairau and Southern Valleys for this tasty pinot. The fragrant bouquet shows red/dark cherry, clove, nutmeg and floral aromas with a touch of game complexity. It is succulent and plump on the palate, and delivers attractive fruit intensity as well as appealing savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2019.
2013 Vintage"

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Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

"Charming, fresh and fruity bouquet with aromas and flavours of cherries and plums, some soft vanilla spice and mild oak tones, fine tannins add just enough mouth feel and acidity to engage the ideas of tension and a pause before showing off the flavours of red berries again. Balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2022.
2013 Vintage."

Cameron Douglas

"Bright medium red. Perfumed aromas of strawberry, rose petal and spices. Juicy and intense, offering very good concentration to its brambly red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes with firm but smooth tannins and very good tactile persistence.
2012 Vintage."

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Steve Tanzer - American Wine Critic