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 nose has plentiful aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry, spicy dark plums and suggestions of mushroom. Attractive dried herb notes are also in attendance. Upfront, the palate is red and dark fruits with lots of cherries and strawberries. A pleasantly textured wine with fine tannins and a medium weight. An easy drinking Pinot Noir with intensity and a very good spicy length.