Invivo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

"Deep ruby red with a dense ruby hue. Very ripe and perfumed nose with dark cherries and plums with an earthy, complex oak backbone. Palate is instantly mouth-filling with a solid core of sweet cherries and a hint of toast. Silky tannins help complete the palate and the finish is long and sweet. This wine is instantly appealing and varietal but will reward cellaring."

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Vineyards Lowburn & Northburn
Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest 24.5 – 25.2
Cellaring 1 – 6 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Reviews

"The colour is medium red-purple, of good depth and aromas remind of strawberry through to dark cherry, sweet and charming. It's medium bodied fruit-sweet and succulent in the mouth, with elegance and grace, the texture is smooth and harmonious".
94 Points, Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald February 1, 2010 (Wine of the Week)

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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 new (35%) and 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. Invivo Pinot Noir 2009 has not been fined nor filtered and is designed to be a pure expression of the vineyards and so is made with minimal intervention and ultimate respect for the fruit.

Harvest date: 13 – 21 April 2008

Awards

  • Gold Medal and Best in Class

    2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition, London (Top 3 Pinot Noirs in the competition)

  • Blue Gold Medal

    2010 Sydney International Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal

    2011 International Wine Challenge

  • Silver Medal

    2011 Decanter World Wine Awards

  • 94 Points

    Huon Hooke