2012 Goldfields Pinot Noir
Our 2012 vintage Goldfields Pinot Noir once again highlights the classic savoury characters of this magnificent grape variety. Increasingly, this seems to be a function of the Bannockburn sub-region as opposed to the more fruity characters of other regions.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Aromas: The nose exhibits brooding dark plum and black cherry notes with floral undertones, but more particularly, interesting hints of chocolate, and damp forest floor.
Palate: Very complex taste sensation unfolds revealing all the nose promised as well as layers of mushroom, straw, liquorice, to say nothing of a gentle spiciness – cinnamon perhaps? Visitors claim they can sense thyme as well – the ubiquitous “weed” that grows prolifically in our region.
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol Percentage: 14.3
Standard Drinks: 8.2
Suggested Cellaring: 6–8 years
Harvest: Early April of 2012. Time on skins approximately 1 month.
Vinification: After pressing, the wine was settled overnight and racked to French oak. The wine underwent a spring malolactic fermentation and was racked just once for bottling in March 2013.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Region of Origin: Central Otago
Sub-region of Origin: Bannockburn
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