The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Spy Valley, Pinot Noir

Spy Valley takes its name from a satellite communications monitoring station located in Waihopai Valley in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Initially the fruit produced was sold to other wine companies but in 2000 the first wine was made under the Spy Valley label. The grapes come from estate-owned vineyards in the lower Waihopai Valley and select sites in Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern Valley areas. Chief winemaker Paul Bourgeois is assisted by a young, upcoming winemaking team. A state-of-the-art winery, situated in the middle of the estate vineyards, completes the picture ensuring the best possible handling of nearby fruit.

This is a charming Pinot Noir with aromas of vibrant red fruits, cocoa powder and dried spice. The palate is supple, long, and fruit focused with a finely grained tannin structure. Singing with red berry flavours and a hint of toasty oak. A vintage that provides ample structure and the concentration necessary for cellaring well. This Pinot Noir should improve with time in bottle and be near its peak between 3-7 years after harvest.

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