Ashleigh Barrowman, High Priestess, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
“Queen of Swords” Chardonnay and “High Priestess” Pinot Noir are tiny production wines made using organically grown fruit from Marlborough’s Wrekin vineyard* by Ashley Barrowman who gained wide experience working with some of our favourite producers around the world; Vino di Anna in Sicily, Patrick Sullivan in Australia, Domaine Labet, Jean-Jacques Morel et al.
With beautiful balance, fine texture, and amazing complexity they are great examples of what can be produced from New Zealand’s unique soils and climate.
This Pinot is made using biodynamically grown fruit, hand picked, destemmed and then wild fermented in stainless steel with daily, gentle pump-overs to keep the cap submerged for a gentle extraction. The finished wine is matured in oak puncheon until bottling with just a a touch of sulphur.
we couldn't resist looking at these wines when we saw the local connection, the Wrekin being Shropshire’s most recognised hill. Happily we weren’t disappointed!Producer - Ashleigh Barrowman
Country - New Zealand
Region - Marlborough
Variety / Blend - Pinot Noir
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic / Biodynamic