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2013 Robinson Pinot Noir

Original note:

“Always the pretty one of the single vineyard pinots, this wine is bright ruby red, with a crunchy red cherry nose.  Complexing notes of marzipan and lifted perfume of Moroccan pink rosebuds.  On the palate the wine is fresh and spicy – hints of schezuan pepper, tangy red cherry and ferrous minerality are wrapped up in a silky texture and long finish”


We have always maintained that our wines are even better with a little bottle age.  We tasted this wine recently and it is looking terrific.  Still lots of red and black cherry, but the spices have softened, the rose petals have dried and some lovely mushroom and sous bois characters evolving.  Silky and smooth, this is in a very good drinking window right now.  Please enjoy!


A beautiful wine to drink with roast duck, or chicken, or goose.


Availability: In stock

Vintage Notes

The 2013 Vintage.


Another lovely vintage, a little warmer and drier than 2012, resulting in more flamboyant, darker fruited reds than in the previous year.


The defining feature of this vintage was a period of very warm weather over three weeks leading up to vintage.  The ripeness of fruit and phenolics in the wines are a result of this pre-vintage weather.  A vintage of perfume and juicy fruit, with great length, structure and depth in the wines.


Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson


Yields: <2 Tonnes per acre
Hand harvesting, 20% whole bunch fermented, 80% destemmed
100% Wild yeast primary fermentation
20 Days total on skins
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
100% French oak maturation, 25 % new
15 months in wood with 1 racking
No fining and no filtration


Vineyards: 100% Robinson Vineyard fruit (clones 777 & MV6)