Ward Valley is situated at the southern frontier of Marlborough, making it a special place within a special place. The vineyards combination of high altitude, dry air, temperature extremes and deep clay creates a marginal climate and terroir that produces wines of rare complexity. The founders of Ward Valley, James Leary and Freddy Davison have worked tirelessly with their winemaker, to create a range of wines that truly embody the earth that it is made from and the hands that it is made by. Mt Victoria Block is situated at 130 meters above sea level, under the foothills of Mt Victoria, and is the most western vineyard site on Ward Valley Estate. Deep clay soils and elevation mean some fine Marlborough Pinot Noir will be produced in years to come.
Tasting Notes: Wonderfully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, vanilla, game and roasted almond characters. The palate is beautifully weighted and supple with excellent fruit intensity backed by silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. It is sweetly fruited with seductive savoury undertones, making it highly enjoyable.
Food Match: Enjoy it on its own or with red meat, duck or pheasant.