Our Triple Gold Medal Winning Hatters Hill Pinot Noir is a rich and complex example of how the Delta vineyard’s clay soils influence the development of the Pinot Noir grapes. Rich dark fruits, balanced with smooth earthy notes are effortlessly combine to form a rich, well rounded Pinot Noir.
Our best clone 115 Pinot Noir grapes were selected for this blend. Fermented at temperatures of up to 34 degrees, whole bunches were added to enhance the complexity of this wine. Once fermented, the wine was aged in French oak barriques for 10 months, 33% of which were new.
Drinking beautifully now, but with the stature and complexity to age for another five years and beyond, this wine is an excellent accompaniment to a rich rack of lamb, or a beautiful mushroom risotto.
CURRENT TASTING NOTES:
PREVIOUS TASTING NOTES:
Awards and Accolades
TROPHY & 95 Points
Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2017 wins Best Marlborough Pinot Noir trophy at the International Wine Challenge 2019. Described as "Plush as a velvet cushion with black cherry fruit flavours and a long lasting finish. Seductive and lush but elegantly balanced."
- IWC 2019
Judges comments: "Youthful, bright and plush, bold and has good weight and length." 95 points
- ICCWS 2019
Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2017 wins Gold at the New Zealand Wine Awards 2018
- NZ Wine Awards 2018
BLUE-GOLD & TOP 100 WINE
Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2017 wins Blue-Gold and a Top 100 Wine award at the 2018 Sydney International Wine Competition.
- Sydney International Wine Show
"Top wine from Delta vineyard in the Southern Valley subregion. Moderately dense and flavoursome pinot noir with dark cherry, berry, star anise and subtle spicy oak flavours. Sweet fruit balances interesting stalky complexity. A well-made wine with some cellaring potential."
- Bob Campbell
“It is mouthfilling, rich and vibrantly fruit”
- Michael Cooper
"From the Southern Valleys, this is wonderfully fruited and seductive; the bouquet shows dark fruit, smoked game, vanilla, roasted hazelnut and truffle aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is gracefully powerful. The wine offers terrific richness and plush mouthfeel, brilliantly supported by loads of fine tannins. It is engaging and flavoursome. At its best: now to 2022."
- Sam Kim
“This is a bright and vibrant cherry and raspberry fruited Pinot Noir with herb and floral notes on a refreshing palate with fine textures”
- Raymond Chan
Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2016 wins Gold at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2017
- NZ International Wine Show '17
"Pure, vibrant pinot noir with bright, fresh dark cherry, raspberry and spicy oak flavours together with a suggestion of floral and violet character. A high energy wine that's accessible but shows good development potential."
- Bob Campbell