Brodie Estate is a small family owned, beautiful vineyard in Martinborough, a town that was one of the first places to grow Pinot Noir successfully in New Zealand. It is ideal in the Wairarapa for Pinot Noir because of the special climate; low rainfall, good heat in the summer but rarely above 31 degrees, long warm autumns with little rain and cool nights. Brodie Estate's particular terroir consists of silts over tight clays which are wet in winter and rock hard in summer, with tight gravels below.
Their ten acre vineyard was planted in 2001 with Pinot Noir. The plants have been grown without irrigation which leads to plants that put their energy into the fruit and not into the vegetation. They produce small succulent berries with intense fruit flavours and spicy and savoury characteristics.
Delicately perfumed, displaying floral, cherry and subtle savoury aromas. The palate is bright and juicy with lovely fruit intensity, backed by refreshing acidity and gently firm tannins.
Attractive fragrances and floral aromas on the nose here. This has a leafy side too with violets, herbs and bracken, as well as purple cherries. The palate is supple and smooth, showing layered, ripe nutty tannins and boysenberries. Plenty of light, fleshy appeal.
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