The Billet-Doux is a Pinot Noir, made similarly to our other Pinots, but without any addition of Sulphur at arrival into the winery, or any part of the process, including bottling.
"Fascinating nose, humus, a wild and feral quality; delicious purity of fruit. Silky and textural entry with a little prickle on the tongue, showcasing loganberry, plum and wood smoke with nice chewiness from the tannins. Time adds dark chocolate and charcuterie to the brightness and vivacity, while the tannins are very fine. Rather delicious. No sulphur added."
Review from Mark Henderson of the Otago Daily Times - www.odt.co.nz
Origin: Arthur’s Vineyard, Carrick, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: April 2019
Filtration and/or Fining: None
TSO2 at bottling: <10mg/L
Bottled: January 2020
Cases: 725 x 6 bottle cases
Smooth, red-fruited, showing great flow, form and energy.