Invivo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Bright cherry red with purple hues – The nose is lifted of warm cherries in "kir" with toasty espresso and earthy plums. The palate then follows on to be instantly generous in the mouth with an abundance of sweet red cherries and currants. Rich and powerful wine yet with supple, silky tannins that will ensure ageing will be rewarded.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Vineyards Lowburn, Northburn, Gibbston Valley and Bendigo
Variety Pinot Noir
Brix at Harvest 24.5-25.2
Cellaring 1-6 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar <2g/L
pH 3.6
TA 5.8
Alcohol 14.5%
S02 at Bottling 31/60

Reviews

“Perfumed and engaging, the attractive bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, game and subtle cedar characters. It's concentrated and succulent on the palate with excellent mid palate weight and rich texture, finishing long and supple. It's beautifully ripe and delicious. At its best: now to 2016."
91 Points/4.5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Pinot Noir displays moderate aromas of black cherries, tree bark and black raspberries, with hints of pepper and underbrush. Medium-bodied with low levels of chewy tannins, it has a crisp acid backbone with adequate concentration of savory fruit flavors and a medium to long finish. Delicious now, it should remain fresh through 2014.”
87 Points, The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
"A delicate, appealing nose leads to an elegant, balanced palate with soft tannins and mouthwatering acidity"
Tobias Brauweiler, The Ritz London, 2013 Sommelier Wine Awards Judge

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Winemaking

The vineyards for the 2011 Pinot Noir were carefully selected for their mico climates and unique individual terroir that when blended complete a picture of Central Otago. Gibbston valley being the coolest and latest ripening provides wonderful deep power and elegance on the herbal spectrum of the variety but choc full of “X” factor. Lowburn gives beautiful sweet fruit in the core of the palate with excellent colour, while Northburn provides wonderful intensity and lifted/confected berry notes, and finally, Bendigo; giving structure and tannin to the blend.

Harvest date: 13-21 April 2010

Awards

  • Silver Medal

    New Zealand International Wine Show 2012

  • 91 Points

    Wine Orbit, April 2013

  • 87 Points

    The Wine Advocate

  • Gold Medal

    2013 Sommelier Wine Awards

  • Silver Medal, Best In Class

    International Wine and Spirit Competition 2013

  • Silver medal, Best in Class

    2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition