Pinot noir is said to be the most Terroir driven wine variety of all. It is tempting to say that this is why it is ever elusive to new growers and also why growers are shy to confront it per sé.
All our Galpin Peak Pinot noir is produced here at the Domain where experience has shown that the quality of the wine is directly proportional to the clay content of individual vineyard sites.
To build on these ideal conditions I have taken advantage of this opportunity to make a special blend by utilizing the best barrels in the cellar for a smaller unique bottling! These limited release bottlings are called Tête de Cuvée. In this instance 15 barrels were used.
Vintage 2006 has followed admirably after the most successful 2005. Excellent quality grapes picked over a ten day period. Great natural acidities and rewarding grape sugars brought a smile to the team.
Deftly balanced, rich, dark-coloured with rich plum and pretty floral, fruity aromatics. Luscious tannins which call one back into the glass - very appealing on the polished after taste!
Pinot noir is the most food flexible varietal. Its richness comes from a multitude of layers of flavour. Enjoy with fish, poultry, game and red meat dishes!