Elegant and complex aromas of bing cherries, cranberries, red currants, raspberries and strawberries, a combination of wild flowers and fresh forest berries. The juicy red fruit flavors open the attack then evolve in the mouth to darker fruit flavors with spice and mineral overtones. The wine shows ripe tannins and a succulent texture that give definition and lift to the surprisingly long finish. Although this wine is drinking well now, it has the focus, balance and intensity to age and will become more complex over the next 5-10 years.
This wine was hand sorted, destemmed, crushed into open top fermenters and then cooled rapidly. After cold soaking for colour extraction, the must is then warmed and a mixture of indigenous and cultured yeasts are employed for primary fermentation.
“One of Marlborough's earlier vineyards, the Allan Scott Family Winemakers has continued to expand their holdings since 1975. On the nose, ripe cherry and summer berries lead the charge, followed with vanilla, tealeaf and violets with some sweet spices and carrot tops. It's finely textured and fresh on the palate and is light-medium bodied.”
89 Points - Wine Scores
This 2010 Pinot Noir is blended from 4 different vineyards fruit, 3 in Naramata and 1 in Summerland. The wine was barrel aged for 8 months and is exploding with fruits and jams on the nose.
It explodes with fruits and jams and contains elements of earthiness & spiciness from oak. Medium bodied, you may find hints of smokiness and an deep, natural complexity that will develop with age.
“Earthy minerals, loads of spice, and inviting red and black fruit aromas in its already complex aromatic array. On the palate it has a lively acid structure, layered flavors, impeccable balance, and enough ripe tannin to evolve for 2-3 years.”
92 Points - Wine Advocate
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, the juice undergoes cold maceration for five days and is then fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is left to age in stainless steel for ten months before bottling.
Bright and intense, the fruit-driven bouquet boasts plum, cherry, and soft smokiness. Fresh on the palate, with cherry fruit, spices and soft, sweet tannin.
Grapes for this Pinot Noir are harvested by hand from grapes in Gualtallary, Tupungato. Deep red. Aromas typical of the variety, very spicy and sweet. In the mouth, very delicate with good structure, volume, and a silky long finish.