Goldfields Pinot Noir 2012
AVAILABLE IN 750ML BOTTLES
This Crawford family wine tends to exhibit the more savoury characters of the Pinot Noir grape more typical of the Bannockburn sub-region.
Aroma: It has earthy, spicy and herbal notes predominate on the nose.
Palate: The taste is complex and shows the expected black cherry and dark plum notes but the real interest lies beneath these flavours. It certainly a very complex wine with more than a hint of chocolate, liquorice, forest floor, and wild herbs showing through.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Wine Style: Pinot Noir
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol Percentage: 14.0%
Standard Drinks: 8.2
Suggested Cellaring: 6–8 years
Harvest: April 13, 2011. Time on skins 28 days.
Vinication: When pressed, the wine was settled over night and racked to French oak. The wine underwent a Spring malolactic fermentation and was racked just once for blending and bottling in March 2012.
Because of the superior quality of the fruit used in the crafting of this wine, we once again decided to bottle this wine without fining treatment or filtration. This allows the wine to age more gracefully.
Region of Origin: Central Otago
Country of Origin: New Zealand
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