Two Rivers. One bloody good wine and winemaker.
Dave Clouston’s your man and he grew up on the banks of the Awatere and Wairau Rivers, thus the name Two Rivers. He’s labelled this one “Tributary”. Probably because he’s a man who loves his rivers and a tributary is a river that flows into a bigger river.
What can we say? The man knows his rivers. And his wine. His crafted this awesome Marlborough Pinot that, for the money, packs a punch.
Awarded a good 93/100 and a Top Rank Award in The Real Review by Bob Campbell MW – Bob called it “From Brookby Hill vineyard in the Southern Valleys. Fermented with 30% whole-bunches. Medium-bodied, silken-textured pinot noir with black cherry, fresh herb, and spicy oak flavours. A supple wine with nice purity and a lingering finish.”
When it comes to Pinot Central Otago often takes the headlines, but Marlborough is often where the value’s at. This is a prime example. Slap Central on the label here, you’d be paying $30-35 easily.