Walnut Block Nutcracker Pinot Noir is from the Walnut block estate in Marlborough’s Rapaura region of New Zealand.
Walnut Block was founded in 2005, Walnut Block Wines is the vision of two brothers – Clyde and Nigel Sowman. In combining their experience in viticulture and the wine industry with their passion for and appreciation of fine wine, they have created a boutique winery offering a unique range of superbly crafted organic Marlborough wines. The estate takes its name from Marlborough’s oldest walnut tree that towers majestically above the Sauvignon Blanc vines, providing a special historical focal point for the vineyard.
This cracking Pinot Noir has been lovingly tended, fermented on wild yeasts and aged for 12 months in French oak, this almost Burgundian style Pinot Noir offers an aromatic panoply of dark fruits (think damson plum and morello cherry) in tandem with beguiling floral tones. A sheen of classy oak spice adds further refinement. Deep, plush and sensuous this is a fine example of Marlborough Pinot Noir. Sufficient freshness on the finale ensures that the whole ensemble is beautifully balanced.