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Orbis Moderandi Red Nat Pinot Noir

Hand harvested off of a single block. 10 days on skins to enhance color, but with only 2-3 pumpovers to minimize tannin extraction and maintain a juicy, fresh style to the wine. Gravity drained into stainless steel to complete the first fermentation. Bottled with about 10g/l RS for the second fermentation in bottle. No SO2.

The wine is produced by Hunter’s Estate, one of the oldest and very best producers in the region. The family were pioneers along with Cloudy Bay. All sustainably farmed, estate fruit, the wines reflect an artisanal example of Marlborough. OCD is the wine that launched Communal Brands. Inspired by Melissa Saunders’ obsessive nature about wine.

Winemaker: Peter and James MacDonald
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough, Waihopai Valley
Type: Red, Sparkling
Variety: Pinot Noir
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted around 2000
Production: 10,000 bottles
Soil: Free draining alluvial soils with a high gravel and clay content