'Mammoth Pinot Noir is made using fruit from a small area of organically tended vines in the heavy clays of beautiful Moutere, in the South Island of NZ. The vineyard is dry grown and gained its organic certification in 2011. Natural ferment and 100% whole bunches, the wine also spent an additional six months in barrel; and then a further 12 months in older barriques. Even with minimal extraction, the Mammoth 2015 Pinot Noir is a dark and brooding Pinot with depth, power and length. There's serious concentration, reflecting the powerful clays of the Moutere, resinous oak, a certain bloody, sappy core and an abundance of fine tannins. A powerful expression of Pinot Noir from the unique terroir of the Upper Moutere hills.'