Domaine Thomson Wines
Rows 1-37 Pinot Noir 2019 750ml
The vintage 2019 is an exciting addition to the Rows 1 - 37 series. Our ‘Clonal Selection’ “Rows Series” Pinot Noir wines are only produced in exceptional years with the only previous vintages produced in 2014 and 2017.
Behind The Bottle
Grapes only from 37 rows in the vineyard, this single Pinot Noir Dijon 777 clone is a combination of finesse and power.
Tasting Notes: Dark berry, spice and floral aromatic leading to a rich densely concentrated palate showing texture, tannin flow and drive. Ony 2,316 bottles made
Pinot Noir Spotlight via Riversun Nursery, by Nick Hoskins.
In the field The information on Pinot Noir 777 in the ENTAVINRA® catalogue describes the clone as having low to medium fertility with medium to small clusters and medium to small berries. In New Zealand, 777 does have small bunches and berries; it is also low cropping and early ripening. The growth of 777 is less vigorous than many of the other Pinot Noir clones, and the fruit set can be variable – especially in cool conditions.
In the winery The winemaking information from ENTAV-INRA® describes 777 as having strong aromas with good structure and well-balanced tannins. In New Zealand, the response to the early import of 777 (via Martinborough Vineyard) has been mixed: it is often described as a solid performer but not noted by many winemakers as their “standout” clone. There’s an emerging consensus that 777 appreciates some hot temperatures during the ripening phase. Most site dependent, with a different character depending where planted. It can offer fruit that is red, lifted and ethereal, or darker and fleshy. Similar to 115. High color, nice tannins, and aromatic. Good ratio between fruitflesh and berry skin so a higher aroma and color extraction can be achieved. Perfect for aging.
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.