New Zealand’s Marlborough region has made its name with Sauvignon, but the great Dr John Forrest is proving it excels with Pinot Noir, too. His Stonewall is silky and light on its feet, with ripe berry fruit, while old vines give it intensity.
Gloriously aromatic, smooth as silk and with a captivating depth that comes from traditional Burgundian techniques. That includes fermentation in open-top wooden vats, hand plunging and patient ageing in premium oak. Stonewall has quality to match any top shelf Pinot Noir. Doctors John and Brigid Forrest were among the first to set up an estate in Marlborough and established an enviable reputation, with John winning New Zealand’s Winemaker of the Year in 2001. Having trained all over the world, daughter Beth has now joined the team. Their exceptional Pinot Noir shows in delicious fruit filled terms the phenomenal strides Marlborough has made with the grape. This mid to light, summer berry red is great with chicken or mushroom risotto.
"Elegant, ripe and silky with a lovely lightness of touch – a delicious Kiwi Pinot Noir"
Dan Parrott Buyer for New Zealand