Falveys Single Vineyard
2012 Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest: 23.7
Residual Sugar: <1 g/l
Harvest date: 12.04.12
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.
4 Stars Bob Campbell (NZ) – Plum, dark berry, chocolate, raspberry and a suggestion of fresh herb flavours. Bright and moderately flavoursome Pinot Noir with a distinctive personality. It offers good value at this price.
"Dark ruby-red colour with some garnet hues, paler on the rim. The bouquet is full and rich with a softly deep core of ripe, savoury, dark-red berry fruits along with notes of game and cedar. Dried herbs and lifted notes unfold, providing an ethereal perfume and adding savoury detail. Medium-bodied, the palate is sweet and succulent with luscious flavours of savoury red berry fruits, entwined with dried herbs, undergrowth, game and cedar. The fruit is underlined by fresh, lacy acidity and the palate core is guided by soft, integrating tannins. The fine-textures and fresh acidity carry the wine to a long, soft, dry finish. This is a sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with a good core, showing some savoury secondary development, but carried by fresh acidity and fine tannins."
- Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"A beautifully maturing pinot, the complex bouquet shows dark berry, leather, earthy mushroom and mixed spice characters. The palate offers layers of fine texture and mature fruit flavours, beautifully structured by fine, chalky tannins. A rich savoury style, ideally suited to partner slow-cooked meat dishes."
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Magazine (NZ)