Nautilus has been at the vanguard of Pinot Noir winemaking in Marlborough for over twenty four years, since crafting its first Pinot Noir in 1997. Early plantings of Dijon clones and experimenting with single clone/single site trials led to a rapid appreciation of the potential for this variety in the region. Each year we release a limited pack to share with our costumers, this year we are offering a triple pack with the following wines:
Nautilus Awatere River Vineyard Pinot
Vintage report 2019 The 2019 season started well with no significant frost issues and reasonable spring rains to develop healthy canopies. Some cool weather during flowering affected the bunch size of some varieties – particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – and as a result, crops were naturally slightly down. January and February were then extremely dry with virtually no rainfall for two months and warmer than average temperatures. We began to anticipate an early harvest
We began making Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay in 1989 buying grapes from a vineyard in Renwick. The fruit held such promise we bought the vineyard shortly afterward. Despite this early potential, it was undoubtedly a challenging beginning for Chardonnay in our portfolio. We struggled with inferior clonal selection, high yields and faulty corks – you name it. So in the late 90’s we decided to reduce production and get back to the heart of our winemaking philosophy: making e
10 quality-focused pinot producers of Marlborough lead their guests on a four-wheel drive tour of some of the back country pinot noir-dedicated vineyards of Marlborough. Avoiding the main roads, the event will highlight the fabulous food, wine, landscape and personalities of this stunning region.
Date: 20113-02-02 #Marlborough #PinotNoir #Vineyards