Organic, dry-grown viticulture in a powerful terroir makes this something very special. Completely minimalist winemaking – no adds save sulphur, no destemming, etc. – allows the power of the fruit to truly shine. Even with the minimal extraction, the Mammoth Pinot Noir is a dark and brooding Pinot with fabulous depth, power and length. There’s serious concentration but the wine remains bright and savoury with a certain bloody, sappy core (the latter more oak than stem derived) and an abundance of fine tannins. An absolutely brilliant expression of Pinot Noir from the Upper Moutere hills which will be even better with time in the bottle or now with the right food (MG rightly recommends rabbit).