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Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

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Dense, dark fruit with elements of dried nutmeg aromas combine with a rich and lingering palate of cherry and bitter-sweet chocolate. A wine to follow as it evolves and develops over the next 10 years.

Waipara Hills Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Red/purple.

NOSE

Blackberries, plums and dried spice. Rife with dark fruits, complemented with savoury spice from the French Oak.

PALATE

At first the fruit covers the mouth and tongue with wild berry and dark cherry flavours, then things move to dark chocolate, kirsch and liquorice before being tightened up wonderfully by the tight, firm tannins which should reward careful cellaring.

SERVE

Serve at room temperature in generous glassware and allow to breathe.

PEAK DRINKING

2012-2015

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

14.0%

ACIDITY

6 g/l

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.1 g/l

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

All the fruit for this wine was sourced from our vineyard in the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Slightly cooler summer temperatures meant a later harvest, but also produced lovely lifted aromatics and good concentration.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

Wild fermented, 4 weeks on skins, spring MLF, summer racking. Aged in a French Oak Barriques, ~30% new for 10 months.

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