Schubert Marion’s Vineyard Pinot Noirs are always truly elegant and complex wines. This vintage displays an refined, berry and bramble fruit nose; at the same time it is smoky with classic hints of the “forest floor.” This is followed by complex layers of raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry fruit with hints of spice coupled with terrific finesse. Beautifully poised and well structured Pinot Noir with brilliant length, silky and smooth on the finish. Aged in French oak barriques for 16 – 18 months.
Kai Schubert established his winery in the heart of Martinborough, Wairarapa Region in North Island in 1998. Year on year he wins awards and accolades for his wonderful Pinot Noirs. This wine is made from two Pinot Noir clones; the Pommard clone and so-called Abel clone which is rumoured to have been taken from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s vineyards and is exclusive to New Zealand.
“Nose full of red cherries, laced with a little touch of chinese Spice. Medium-bodied Pinot, it has fine tannins, is concentrated and finishes long” This vintage was awarded 93 Points by Robert Parker.
It was also awarded a Silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2013. Drinking to 2020.
Recently the 2013 vintage was rated by Decanter Magazine Panel as Outstanding with 95 points.