The 1990s were a time of discovery and courage in Marlborough. Deep in the Waihopai Valley, Bryan and Jan Johnson had the audacity to establish 180 hectares of estate vineyards on land considered too hard, too dry and too unfertile for wine. It was a venture that started with a passion for the land. Today, Spy Valley’s commitment remains to the land and to the people who tend it – they are simply farmers at heart, nurturing soil and vine to cultivate the complexities in their wine. And they are mindful that it’s their focus on sustainability which will ensure their guardianship of this land for generations to come.
"Our Pinot Noir is cropped low. That’s just wine talk for thinning out the bunches of grapes, so only a select few remain on the vine. This means all the unique characteristics of our land and the flavours of the fruit are concentrated. So, the result is an amazingly expressive wine." Heath, Bottling Supervisor
This wine is 100% Pinot Noir.
To see an information sheet and tasting note for this wine from the team at Spy Valley, please click on the blue link below.
Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2016 - fiche technique