The Steve Bird range is our signature wine collection, loved by critics and wine lovers around the world. Hand-selected parcels of grapes are crafted from our award-winning winemaker Steve himself, who brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge to winemaking. Each variety captures the specific quality of each vineyard’s exceptional location, with a philosophy that entrusts Aotearoa’s pristine environment and unique nature to do the rest.
Steve received Wine Spectator magazine’s highest-scoring Sauvignon Blanc ever – at 93 points and was awarded gold at the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show for his Big Barrel Pinot Noir.
Steve Bird Marlborough ‘Big Barrel’ Pinot Noir 2017
“Big Barrel’ refers to Steve’s unique roll fermentation method in big, 1000 litre French oak fudres. This results in agentle extraction of colour and tannins from the grapes and gives the wine’s magnificent texture. The picturesque hillside site in Marlborough’s Southern Whither Hill where the grapes for this wine are grown is a true hidden gem; a tiny block that's just right for a family operation like Steve Bird Wines. Here, it has produced a genuinely impressive Pinot Noir with earthy, spicy notes in support of the rich, dark-fruit aromas. On the palate it is deeply flavoured and lushly textured with supple, silky tannins. This is a superb partner for crispy duck breast.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Southern Whither Hill, Marlborough, New Zealand
Minimum Order: 6x750 or 12x750