2011 Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest: 23.5
Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Harvest date: 24.03
Our single vineyard Pinot Noir is ripened from an exceptional blend of Burgundy clones and hand selected from Falveys Vineyard Pinot Block. Warm Fermented and Aged for 10 months in 33% new French oak barriques. This earthy Pinot displays an elegant fruit balance, forest floor characteristics, silky tannins and has memorable length.
- 90 points, Wine Orbit Magazine (NZ)
- 4 Stars, TizWine.com (Web)
- 87pts, Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US)
- Bronze Medal, Marlborough Wine Show (NZ)
"An elegant, silky-smooth and complex pinot, the fragrant bouquet shows red cherry, plum, savoury mushroom and floral characters. It's ripe and refined on the palate with a flowing mouthfeel. Tannins are fine and supple. Lovely balance. The wine shows Southern Valley's famous fine yet rich texture."
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Magazine (NZ)
"This is a soft, warm savoury wine that displays dark blackcurrants on the nose but more red fruit in the palate with notes of smoke and dried herbs. The tannins and oak and neatly in balance creating a very pleasing result."
- TizWine.com (Web)