Eight Point Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

Dark plums visually and aromatically with a hint of tobacco spice and espresso. The old oak has given the palate a suppleness allowing the natural tannins to create the framework with which to hang the red Cromwell stonefruit spectrum on! Sweet fresh plums mingle with a compote character of the same fruit with a hint of toast gained from the 2 year old barrels. The finish is soft and sweet and while not as intense as Invivo Pinot Noir this wine packs in a great deal of flavour and power but in a more relaxed style. Great with mid-week pasta “throw togethers” or with a more serious piece of braised meat.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Vineyards Lowburn, Northburn, Gibbston Valley
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest 24.5 - 25.2
Cellaring 1 - 10 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar <1g/L
pH 3.5
TA 5.7
Alcohol 14%

Reviews

"Beautifully fruited and approachable, the lifted bouquet shows red/black cherry, floral, clove and subtle savoury mushroom complexity. The palate is elegant and juicy with smooth texture and soft tannins, making the wine so easy on the palate. Attractively styled and friendly. At its best: now to 2017."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Other Vintages for this Wine

2012

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Winemaking

Hand harvested fruit was de-stemmed into small open fermenters and left to cold soak for around 7-10 days until the musts warmed enough for indigenous yeasts to initiate fermentation. The small parcels were then hand plunged 3 times a day and left on skins for up to 3 weeks post fermentation. The lightly pressed young wines were then transferred under gravity to seasoned Burgundy barriques (Saury, Francois Frere, Mercurey, Demptos). The wine was left to undergo malolactic fermentation in the spring and finally blended in late summer.

Harvest Date: 13-21 April 2013

Awards

  • Bronze Medal

    Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015

  • 4 Stars

    Wine Orbit