Huia Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Huia Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

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"We were completely blown away by the region. It seemed to have the brightest sunshine, the most intensely flavoured wines, be stunningly beautiful and have an endless supply of the freshest produce."

"Since we started Huia the vineyards have grown with an ever increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability, organics and bio-dynamics. The further we go down the track, the more evident it is that healthy clean vineyards are great places to live and work and produce more characterful wines. Every year they seem to just get better."

The home vineyard is situated in Marlborough’s Rapaura district. This premium site consists of free draining alluvial silts and undulating stony nature, close to the Wairau River and is well in the lee of the Richmond Range.

9 hectares


1994 — Sauvignon Blanc, 1995 — Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, 2020 — Syrah, Viognier

Certified organic since 2011.


The Wairau plains were formed originally by glacial action. The ranges which define the valley and contain the course of the Wairau River, lead to a diverse range of soils.

As a rule of thumb the vineyards close to the river have a large level of stones and alluvials silts. Through the centre of the valley and towards the Wither Hills the soils become richer and as you approach the slopes of the hills there is a higher proportion of clay.

Marlborough is on the east coast at 41.5 ° latitude. Average monthly temperature ranges from 7° C in winter to 18° C in summer. Winter nights often drop below freezing, with the maximum about –5° C. Usually after a frost, the day will be clear and sunny. Summers are characterised by many days upwards of 30°C.

Summer nights are cool and responsible for the low average monthly temperatures and for the intensity of fruit flavours due to the slow ripening. This creates a large diurnal temperature which is very beneficial for grape growing. The average rainfall is around 650mm per year evenly spread through the year.

Huia Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

100% organic Pinot Noir grapes

R.S: 1g/l / Alc: 13% / T.A: 5.9g/l / pH: 3.57

Made from our two vineyards, Rapaura — river-run shingle, alluvial silts and Andahlane — stone, clay and silt (Pommard clone 5 adds structure).

The grapes were hand harvested at optimum ripeness on the 1st of April. De-stemmed and crushed into tank to soak before ferment. Racked and pressed off the skins and matured in French oak for twelve months. Racked off lees and matured for a further eleven months in neutral oak vats.

Senses Sight: vibrant raspberry

Smell: violets, dark cherry and blackberries

Taste: dark cherry, hints of spice and savoury notes

Food Matches: Teriyaki Beef Roasted pork and figs Mushroom and garlic risotto