Drop of the Day - Vavasour Pinot Noir 2020

April 12, 2022
Vavasour pinot noir 2020

The rich fruit of the Awatere Valley is on full display in this incredible Pinot Noir that's perfect for the Easter table.

Abundant with rich spice, berry and cherry, this intriguing and silky Pinot Noir is a brilliant example of why the sloping foothills of the Awatere Valley are so sought-after.  

Vavasour pinot noir 2020

Winemaker Stu Marfell was born and raised just down the road from the Vavasour winery, and his mastery of this cool, dry, windy sub-region of Marlborough is evident in this beautifully crafted wine.

As a child Stu witnessed the transformation of the Awatere Valley from quiet sheep farming to a celebrated wine appellation as Vavasour forged a new frontier in winemaking. In fact, he was at the winery for the very first vintage in 1989, and spent his school holidays as a teenager planting some of the vines he now makes award-winning wines from today.

“As the founding winery we are really lucky to have some of the best spots in the Valley. Our Pinot Noir is grown on the clay rich vineyards of our upper terraces. This soil lends the wine a generous, silky smooth texture which is the perfect backbone for its abundant dark cherry, plum and savoury complexity. It’s a very moreish wine,” says Stu.

Vavasour Winemaker Stu Marfell

A great partner for food, Vavasour Pinot Noir will be the perfect pairing to elevate your Easter lamb, duck or mushroom risotto.

Find a bottle in your local New World, wine store or on The Foley Wine Club.


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