Folium Pinot Noir 2021


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Region: Marlborough
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Perfumed, Silky, Concentrated, Ethereal

The Wine:

Folium Vineyard is a 6ha vineyard located in the Brancott Valley in the Marlborough Region on New Zealand’s South Island. Certified Organic and dry grown vines are producing some tremendous fruit with intense flavours.

Takaki Okada is the proud custodian, viticulturist and winemaker at Folium Vineyard. He arrived from Tokyo in 2003 and began as winemaker at Clos Henri vineyard where he worked for 6 years before starting Folium. Attention to detail in the vineyard is where all great wines start. Careful pruning in the winter, canopy management, shoot and bunch thinning, leaf plucking during the summer and of course a helping hand from mother nature pave the way for pristine fruit at harvest.

Tantalisingly aromatic wine with a strong floral, red rose and violet influence. More fruit-focused on the palate with juicy plum, cassis and blackcurrant flavours. Deliciously drinkable wine with cellaring potential. Very seductive style. Plenty of dried rose and potpourri perfume, plum and raspberry, a little dried herb and gentle spicy cedar oak. Medium-bodied, a good amount of flavour with some sappiness and blood orange amaro bitterness. It’s juicy and tight, with a pleasing grainy tannic grip, and a long dry stony finish.