$27.99 x 12
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$20.00 – $29.99
Red Table Wine
Hunter’s Wines have won more than 200 gold medals at national and international wine competitions. Family-owned, they are the only Marlborough vineyard established in the 1970s to still be owned by its original family — more than 30 years after being founded. Today, they are nurturing the next generation of winemakers.
Grapes for this wine are grown mainly in the Southern Valleys sub-region of Marlborough. This area is famed for producing rich and structured Pinot. The fruit is hand-picked, with around one third whole clusters used in the ferment. Aged in French oak barrels for just under one year, roughly one quarter of which were new. The wine was then given a very gentle filtration prior to bottling.
Elegant and fruit-forward with ripe plum and cherry characteristics dominating the nose, and hints of wild raspberry coming through underneath. A lovely light earthiness ties these aromas together and continues on the palate, along with a subtle graphite and black pepper spice. This is a mid-weight Pinot with well-integrated tannins carrying through to an extended finish. Drink now and for the next five years.
“Still very youthful, this graceful red was grown mostly in the Southern Valleys, handpicked and matured for a year in French oak barrels. Deep, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with strong, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing very good complexity, and supple tannins. Offering good value, it’s well worth cellaring to 2024+.”
4.5*, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide, July 2022