Brancott Estate Letter T Pinot Noir is an excellent expression of Brancott's estate vineyard in Marlborough. The palate is complex and velvety with abundant sweet berry fruit, layered with spice and soft savory tannins. This wine is great for dinner parties and exploring a Pinot Noir from a less expected region. Letter T Pinot Noir would pair well with duck, or a rich meat ragu. As the wine ages, the earthy truffle notes that emerge will lend well to mushroom and root vegetable dishes.
The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.