APPEARANCE – Bright, deep garnet.
BOUQUET – Perfumed bouquet of floral notes and dried herbs with both red and black fruits.
PALATE- The structure is detailed and layered. This wine shows transparency and remains delicate despite its concentration.
LOCATION – 45 DEGREES SOUTH. Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand-harvested in April 2016 from Te Wairere vineyard in Lowburn, Central Otago.
Climate – 2016 was warm with a very long ripening period and fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Soils – Glacial/fluvial gravel and silts.
Vine age – 16-year-old vines
Aurum’s philosophy is to work as closely as possible with nature. Our vineyard and winery are managed using certified organic practices and we thrive to produce wines that speak truthfully of their origins. Organics is the defining philosophy of our vineyard management and part of an overall goal to achieve continuous improvements in vineyard sustainability and to make better wines.
This Pinot Noir was processed by foot trampling 100% whole bunch grapes in open fermenter with wild yeasts and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Will reward by cellaring 8-10 years.
Madeleine is the name of the second-born daughter of our winemakers, Brook and Lucie Lawrence.