"You should know what to expect with a good Marlborough Pinot Noir and this more than ticks all the boxes. Still supremely youthful, it is juicy and expressive with a nose packed with crushed, red fruit. These primary notes also form the basis of the palate which is delicate, yet tasty." - Decanter, Dec 2009
Fiona, who has worked with Matt Thomson for a number of years, supplements her own grapes with fruit from other growers in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. The tinpot hut that gave its name to Fiona’s wines is an old mustering hut in the remote hills between the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The huts were used as a base for musterers as they rounded up the sheep that had been in the hills from spring to autumn. The name links Marlborough’s past as a sheep farming centre with its current state as one of the world’s most dynamic wine regions.