2009 Pinot Noir

TASTING NOTE

Colour: Deep Ruby

Bouquet: Aromas of vibrant ripe red fruit, hints of violets together with subtle earthy and smokey nuances supplemented by spicy oak savouriness.

Palate: Richly flavoured with intense red fruits, well balanced subtle sweetness, spicy well integrated oak leading to a delicate lingering soft finish.

Food: Match Duck, cervena, red meats and especially truffled venison and mushroom pie.

Cellaring: Four to six years.

Winemakers: James Healy / Ivan Sutherland.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region Marlborough
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Alcohol 14.0%
pH                                  
3.72
Acidity 5.3 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.2 g/l
Maturation Eighteen Months in new
and older French Oak barrels

REVIEWS

Bob Campbell, June 2011, Pinot Noir 5/5 stars

It seemed inevitable that a partnership between Cloudy Bay's ex-winemaker and viticulturalist would make cracking wine. This is one of Dog Point's best Pinot Noirs yet. it's a seriously good wine with excellent cellaring potential. 5/5 stars.

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