Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2013
Five spice rubbed duck breast with a pan jus and cherry reduction Fillet of beef with mixed peppercorn crust Rack of wild venison, mustard & red wine sauce Blue cheese and red wine poached pears.
Grapes for this wine were sourced from the southern side of the Wairau Valley including the Brancott, Fairhall and Ben Morven sub-regions and from the Barracks vineyard (located in the Omaka Valley). The soils are aged alluvial gravels that are relatively free draining, with some clay content. This soil structure allows a relatively consistent availability of water to the vines throughout the summer months, minimising water stress to the Pinot Noir vines.