Wine of New Zealand - Simon Waghorn | Winemaker
Province Pinot Noir Wine Facts ...
- New Zealand | Southern Island
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Maritime - Cool Climate
- Pacific Ocean
- 10 Months in French Oak
- Clay - Limestone - Silty Loam
Alc - Btl - Rs
- 14% - 75cl - 1.0g/L
Pinot Noir 2014 Description ...
Fruit for the Astrolabe Province Pinot noir was sourced from 5 different family owned vineyards, including the Astrolabe Farm Vineyard, all located within 4 different areas of the Marlborough wine region, Brancott Valley, Kekerengu Coast, Waihopai and Wairau valley. The fruit was harvested by hand between middle March and mid April, fermented in open top vats and finally age in French oak barriques for 10 months.
Fairley’s Wines Tasting Note ...
The Marlborough Pinot Noir displays deep garnet with savoury red and black fruit and a hint of warm spice, with smoked oak on the nose. The palate opens with a mix of ripe red and black cherry, soft brambled black fruit, such as blackberry and plum with a hint of integrated spiced oak, finishing full with lasting silky red and black fruit and even more smoked oak. An excellent Pinot Noir that will cellar well and should be allowed to breathe, best served with venison and lamb, duck and even game.