Spy Valley
Envoy Johnson Pinot Noir 2017 750ml

Spy Valley Envoy Johnson Pinot Noir 2017 750ml


Red berries, plum with a typical liquorice and floral background.


Appearing soft and fruit focussed at first, this wine has a substantial fine grained tannin structure typical for this site. Layers of dark fruit sit behind the dominant red berry notes.


The primary fruit characters should continue to unfold for several years. Following this the softening of tannin structure and increase in flavour complexity will take the wine to another stage over 5-10 years.


Handpicked in the cool of morning, the grapes naturally fermented and were hand plunged in open vats over several weeks. A portion of the bunches were left as whole bunches. After draining to barrels for 14 months, barrels were selected and blended for further ageing for several months before bottling.


2017 proved to suit Pinot Noir very well. A pleasant summer led to a cooler period immediately before harvest – perfect for retaining acidity and flavour at the time of Pinot Noir final ripening.



Johnson Vineyard, Lower Waihopai Valley - alluvial stony silt loams, very well drained, and clay/loess over gravel.


Price based on case of any 15x 750ml bottles, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.

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