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2020 Marlborough Pinot Noir

The New Zealand falcon has been a revered guardian of our vineyards for decades. At our Riverview Vineyard on the banks of the Ngaruroro River in Hawkes Bay, we housed and trained a male and female falcon whose seemingly effortless grace held us rapt for many years.
The only remaining bird of prey endemic to New Zealand helps us with our natural sustainability program by managing pest control operations. To this day we still have a resident falcon who often visits the feeding station we’ve set up as a token of appreciation to this flying celebrity who also graces our country’s $20 bill.
It’s worth noting that just one of these bills will get you a nice bottle of Falconhead to take home…

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Tasting Notes

Bright ripe raspberry, black cherry, and subtle forest floor complexity. Beautifully weighted with fine tannins and a long red fruit finish.

Wine Review

Vineyards and Winemaking

This wine is from Pinot Noir grapes grown in our Kuranui vineyard in the Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough. The grapes for this wine were harvested and transported to our winery. The fruit was pressed into stainless steel fermentation vessels and inoculated with a range of yeast strains but principally M2. Following fermentation, the wine was inoculated for Malolactic fermentation and run off to barrel for maturation. The wine spent around 12 months in oak before being blended and tankered to our Katikati winery for finishing and bottling.

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795
cellardoor@wineportfolio.co.nz

Leveret and Mills Reef Cellar Door,
2389 State Highway 2, RD4, Katikati


Open 9.30am to 5pm 7 days a week


The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office

(+64) 9 300 5053
info@wineportfolio.co.nz

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland