Emerald Wines Craic Pinot Noir 2019


For lovers of a dense and structured style of Pinot Noir this will provide plenty of enjoyment. Tom Hindmarsh’s time at Dry River is telling, there’s a lovely core of ripe fruit through this wine that remains compact. Fruit is sourced from the Docking Block of the Mason Family vineyard in the Waihopai Vineyard in Marlborough. It sees a wild ferment with 30% whole bunch and three weeks on skins before pressing to Puncheon.

 ‘Craic’ is an Irish word with no direct English translation, meaning abandonment, mischief and gossip. It’s a state of being and we’ve no doubt a few glasses of Craic would encourage this state of being. We do however see the wines as a bloody serious expression of what Marlborough can do. Emerald Wines is the combination of Michelle Barry’s depth of knowledge in soil science and viticultural research, as well as Tom Hindmarsh’s depth of experience at great wineries around the world, including Martinborough’s iconic Dry River.