Settlement Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020 (91 JS)
“Aromas of red and black cherries, ash, charcoal and basked raspberries. Medium- to full-bodied with soft tannins. Iron mineral notes ground the crushed cherry palate. Subtle richness in the mid palate. From organically grown grapes.” -J.S 10/22
Some of Settlement’s youngest vines are represented by their eponymous PInot Noir. Planted in 2009, the fruit already shows a level of depth and soul to be expected from such a unique terrain. With loess and clay soils at steep, north facing slopes, the Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir displays a dramatic range of flavor woven into a delicate yet confident structure
Marlborough, New Zealand
The mission at Settlement is to seek out the most distinguished parcels of fruit from some of Marlborough’s finest organic vineyards and create four wines that reflect the diverse plots of land within this famed region. By choosing exceptional vineyard sites little is required in the winery. The purity of fruit and flavor is nurtured in the vineyard, and the delicate variations of each season are embraced in such a way that little intervention required. The results are elegant, complex and structured.