Cloud No. 9 Marlborough Pinot Noir comes from the heart of the Marlborough Golden Mile in Rapaura.
The berry is an uneven ripener that needs to be sorted carefully, and getting this right takes time, patience and perfectionism. It is hand picked, vinified using traditional methods and aged in oak barrels for a total of 18 months.
Our Pinot exhibits beautiful, primary fruit characters on the nose. Displaying hints of dark cherries, raspberry and wild violets. It has a delightful juicing mid palate, with fine grain tannins and clean acidity. Once it has opened up, new flavours will come to light that bring you back for a second taste.
The yields of this grape are small, as is the production.
Cloud No.9 was born from a belief that, in the right place, with a shared purpose, it is possible to give life to people’s guiding passions. Our passion is wine - and not just any wine, but a pure expression of the fruit that rises from the fabled soils of Marlborough.
It all began with a chance meeting between Christian and David, both fellow graduates of the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy college. Part of a new generation of independent winemakers, they wanted to shake up the industry a little. When you’ve been in the business of making wines for long enough it’s only natural that you’d yearn to make something special, and the dream of creating their own expression of Marlborough followed.
Our promise with Cloud No.9 is a wine that embodies a respect for wine-making’s finest traditions, a wine that evokes New Zealand’s mythologies, captures its modern-day spirit, and offers a taste of something as ineffable and exhilarating as a teenager’s first kiss. We invite you to join us. We think you’ll be captivated too.