Cloud Factory Pinot Noir – Marlborough, New Zealand
It comes from maritime vineyards in Marlborough’s south easterly extremes in the Blind River Valley. The winemaker, Samantha Bailey, manages to exploit the coastal fruit by capturing a breezy finesse over the classic cranberry and red current aromas giving us a wine with enough bite and texture to be foody but with enough generosity of fruit to be a delicious glass of wine as it is. A lick of oak in the wine making lends a little soothing creaminess. De-lish!
Boutinot New Zealand wines are sourced from vineyards in each of the sub-regions of Marlborough – the Awatere, Waihopai and Wairau Valleys. These valleys have their own micro-climates and terroir which give a unique personality to the vineyards, grapes and finished wine. The wines are then made for us by our own resident winemaker Samantha Bailey.
The vineyard is a warm, early ripening area dominated by semi-arid flat areas to gently sloping terraces. The yields are kept deliberately low by crop and canopy management to enhance the concentrated fruit flavours.