The Gravels, Ngakirikiri, Villa Maria
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Grape VarietyPinot Noir
StyleLight & Supple
The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy. The philosophy is total involvement from them from the vineyard through to the winemaking process to marketing distinctive and vineyard expressive wines. Marlborough's Wairau Valley is the major grape growing region of New Zealand, a confined geographical area at the northern tip of the South Island. Abundant sunshine, low rainfall and cool autumn nights characterise the long growing season, enabling the slow evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavours. Aromas of vibrant ripe and red fruit imbued with hints of violets together with subtle earthy and smokey nuances supplemented by spicy oak savouriness. A richly flavoured palate with intense red fruits, well balanced subtle sweetness and spicy well integrated oak leading to a delicate lingering soft finish. Great with red meats, duck and venison.