Novum Pinot Noir 2019
PRODUCER: Both of William and Rachel Hoare have been lucky to have been mentored by some really clever and special people. They feel like they have been passed from gentle hand to gentle hand as they have worked their way from study to vintage worker to winegrower. While Novum encompasses all that they have learned in the past it is really about what they can deliver going forward. Their desire is to find opportunities that you wouldn’t otherwise have access too; to find small pockets of really good grapes (of any variety), then make many and varied wines that you would feel confident about sharing with friends. They want to keep you informed as they push boundaries with new ideas that will in time shape the future of Novum.
WINEMAKING: For Will and Rachel it is not about ticking an obvious box. Of being organic or biodynamic, interventionist or non-interventionist winemakers. Instead for them it is about taking the best learnings from all areas of the winemaking and viticultural process and applying them to make the best wines they possibly can.
TASTING NOTE: Beautifully expressive and refined with sleek black cherry and blackberry fruit. It’s rich and seductive but also has freshness and detail. Great structure and harmony too. There’s some black fruit richness but also lovely red fruit crunch. Such a textural wine with real interest and detail, with opulence but also some seriousness.