The Cloud Factory Pinot Noir, Marlborough - Boutinot International
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The Cloud Factory Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2019

NZF006

Boutinot New Zealand

The first explorers across the great oceans were greeted by the long white cloud which told them that they had at last sighted New Zealand. The long white clouds still bear the precious rain that, through the marvellous mechanicof the vine, is distilled by nature into this perfect Pinot Noir.

Meet the producer

Boutinot's New Zealand wines are sourced from vineyards in each sub-regions of Marlborough - the Awatere, Waihopai and...

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Production

Our Pinot Noir came from 2 vineyards - 87% Rapaura Gravels and 13% Omaka Valley clay soils which included a number of clones, 667,777,115, Abel and Clone 5. Both vineyards were pruned to 2 cane VSP and yields were naturally around the 7T/Ha mark. After green thinning on the vine the fruit was harvested over a period of 10 days from late March through to early April . Each parcel was kept separate and fermented in small open top tanks and hand plunged up to 4 times daily. Post pressing, wine was sent to a mixture of stainless steel and French oak for Malo and ageing.

Tasting notes

From maritime vineyards in Marlborough’s south easterly extremes in the Blind River Valley. We exploit this coastal fruit by capturing a breezy finesse over the classic cranberry and wild strawberry aromas giving us a wine with enough bite and texture to be foody but with enough generosity of fruit to be a delicious glass on its own. A lick of oak in the winemaking lends a little soothing creaminess to the whole.

Food match

Made to go with delicate, rich and aromatic food such as duck dim sums, tempura fried vegetables and oriental salads.

Awards

2015 Vintage

IWSC 2017

Bronze

2014 Vintage

Catavinum 2016

Silver

The Wine Merchant Top 100 2016

Top 100

IWC 2016

Bronze

IWSC 2016

Bronze

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