The Babich family have been making wine in New Zealand since 1916. That’s three generations of innovation, achievement and winemaking excellence. It’s their passion, work and way of life. They make wines that are worth drinking; wines to be shared and enjoyed with friends.
Babich were the first New Zealand company to win a Gold Medal for Pinot Noir back in the early 1980's. Henderson and Marlborough vineyards contribute to this lighter style Pinot Noir which displays red cherry flavours with an earthy finish.
The various parcels of fruit for this wine were fermented separately in open vats with frequent plunging for gentle extraction of colour and tannin. The wine was blended after pressing and aged in French oak prior to bottling.
The bouquet is dominated by dark and sweet fruits with elements of cherry and earthy spices. The palate is supple and generous with good body. Strawberries can be identified along with more dark spices and a hint of garden herbs. Toasted oak and raspberries linger on the finish.