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Folium Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

Folium Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

2019 Folium Pinot Noir

Marlborough, New Zealand

New Zealand's Pinot Noir Delight

Nestled in the heart of Marlborough's Brancott Valley, the 2019 Folium Pinot Noir is a testament to the fusion of Japanese precision and Old World winemaking philosophy. Crafted by Takaki Okada, a visionary winemaker with a keen respect for terroir, this wine embodies the spirit of its pristine New Zealand locale, enhanced by Okada's meticulous attention to detail and sustainable practices.

Product Details

  • ABV: 13%
  • Soil Type: Low vigor clay, retaining moisture to balance vine growth
  • Vineyard Age: Planted in 2003
  • Barrel Aging: Aged in French oak, 20-33% new barrels
  • Production Area: Folium Vineyard, Brancott Valley, Marlborough
  • Certifications: Organically certified vineyard practices
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker: Takaki Okada
  • Optimal Drinking: 2026 through 2036+

Sensory Description

The 2019 Folium Pinot Noir enchants with wild red berries, delicate floral notes, and a subtle earthy minerality reminiscent of its clay-rich terroir. The palate is greeted with complexity and elegance, offering flavors of sweet cherry, strawberry, and a hint of rhubarb complemented by a spicy undertone. The texture is silky yet vibrant, with well-integrated tannins and a lively acidity that promises excellent aging potential.

The Winemaker's Background

Takaki Okada blends his Japanese heritage with extensive training from U.C. Davis and experience in New Zealand's unique viticultural environment to craft wines of exceptional character. His approach is grounded in the philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard, emphasizing organic practices and dry farming to express the true essence of each vintage. Okada's dedication to minimal intervention in the winery ensures that each bottle reflects the pure expression of its origins.

Serving Suggestions

To fully appreciate its evolving complexity, decant the 2019 Folium Pinot Noir approximately an hour before serving. Enjoy this exquisite Pinot Noir at 60-64°F, ideally paired with duck breast, mushroom risotto, or grilled salmon to enhance its fruit-forward profile and earthy nuances.

This offering from Folium Vineyard is not just a bottle of wine but a journey through the meticulous care and passionate artistry of Takaki Okada, making each sip a celebration of its Marlborough roots.

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