Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2007
COLOUR/APPEARANCE: Deep ruby with crimson hues. AROMA/BOUQUET: Ripe plum and bottled cherry fruit flavours, underlined with game and truffle complexities and oak char and spice. PALATE: The palate is precise and balanced, with a fine tannin structure and a supple, velvety texture. Layers of flavour are revealed and linger on the long finish.
Whitehaven Wine Company was established in 1994 by majority shareholders, Greg and Sue White, and winemaker, Simon Waghorn. For Greg and Sue, the move to Marlborough was a classic lifestyle change after careers spent in financial markets and marketing. For Simon, the motivation was the pursuit of quality winemaking within a company structure where he could share in the success of his efforts.