Tinpot Hut’s owner and winemaker Fiona Turner began developing her Blind River “Home Block” vineyard in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley with husband Hamish in 2005. Now fully mature, the Home Block’s Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling are the foundation of Tinpot Hut wines today.
Intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry & plum mingle with a hint of redcurrant. Savoury mushroom & toasty oak characters complete the attractive nose. Classic black cherry notes dominate the palate & are supported by hints of bramble, reflecting the aromatics. Structurally the tannins are soft silky. Well-balanced acidity ensures good length & weight. Match with lamb, duck & venison dishes, or with firm cheeses.