Ashleigh Barrowman High Priestess Pinot Noir 2022
Beautifully elegant Marlborough Pinot Noir that's both fine and generous. There's purity of fruit with detailed structure. We've noticed that Marlborough Pinot Noir grown on the clay hills in particular, expresses real depth and complexity that definately gives other kiwi Pinot regions a run for their money. This is very much case in point, with fruit sourced from the biodynamic Wrekin Vineyard at the top of the Brancott Valley.
Ashleigh Barrowman, mentored by industry legends like Patrick Sullivan, Hans Herzog and Domaine Labet, returned to Marlborough in 2020 to make wines of her own. Enamoured with the Wrekin Vineyard, she crafts distinct single-vineyard, single-varietal wines that epitomise their origins. Balancing vineyard and cellar work, Ashleigh's approach involves sourcing fruit from certified organic vineyards, handpicked grapes, wild fermentation, and minimal sulphites at bottling. The result is unfined, unfiltered wines that authentically express time and place.
Organic, biodynamic, vegan, unfined, unfiltered, minimal added sulphites