TWR Pinot Noir 2017


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Marlborough, New Zealand
94 points


Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11Ha vineyard was first planted in 1979 and since 2003 has been owned by winemakers Anna and Jason Flowerday. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is handpicked and hand-sorted. The wines are made with minimal intervention in a small winery that has been specifically set up for small-batch winemaking. The aromatic wines have carved out a reputation for TWR as a member of New Zealand’s elite, while the improbably good Syrah and Pinot Noir are opening people’s eyes to Marlborough’s potential for red wines of distinction.

This 2017 release is a blend from 3 certified organic vineyards – our TWR home block here at the winery, and the Clayvin and Ridge Vineyards in the Southern Valleys which are owned by the Giesen Family. We were very excited to be able to procure some extra organic certified fruit from the Ridge and Clayvin blocks as we have seen the quality they have produced over a number of years. 2017 was a stellar vintage in Marlborough for Pinot Noir. This resultant blend has great fruit weight and power, with depth of flavour and complexity. The wine has a great approachable fleshiness but also the line and length for some serious cellaring.


94 points
Cameron Douglas MW

Fantastic aromatics with aromas of ripe red berries and dried herbs, sweet smoke, soft wood spices, dark rose, and plum. On the palate – tense, youthful, ripe, fruity, complex, and dry. It's a complete wine with a core of pinosity and fruit layered atop a foundation of fine tannins and medium+ acidity, flowers and mineral, spice, and endless charm. Best drinking from 2021 through 2030+.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2030
Food pairing
Charcuterie, ham and other cold meats. Patés and terrines. classic French dishes with light creamy sauces.

Tasting Profile

This Pinot Noir exhibits gorgeous, fragrant notes of ripe strawberry and omega plum with hints of baking spice, mocha, and some complex savoury undertones. The fleshy, silky tannins combine with vibrant flavours of omega plum and strawberry.
The palate has serious weight and flows from fruit purity into more savoury and complex flavours. The wine has great fleshiness and depth and finishes with a lingering persistence of fruit, fine tannin, and well-integrated oak. Bottled unfined and with minimal filtration.

TWR Pinot Noir 2017

TWR Pinot Noir 2017
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