Pinot Noir - Bannockburn 2007

The tasting notes

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Central Otago's Domain Road Vineyard, near Bannockburn, is sited in a sheltered valley which provides a unique micro-climate, ideal for producing premium wines. 

The Pinot Noir grapes are planted on high quality loam soils which overlay schist gravels and ‘pipe clay’.

The Wine

Five different clones are hand-tended and hand-picked. After initial fermentation in stainless steel, the wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels with a further six months in-bottle before release. 2007 was a difficult year in the vineyard with uneven flowering and fruit set with some shrivel towards harvest. However, a good late summer and mild autumn produced some outstanding flavours - dark and red fruits, plums, cherries, dried herbs, wild thyme, orange peel, soft tannins and well balanced acids. Our 2007 Pinot Noir has good length, body and structure with a spicy finish. Excellent aging potential.

Nose: dense, dark fruits; rich, fresh and tight but opens up freely; spice, and herbal complexities.

Food match, cinnamon, 5 spice, duck, lamb.

Download wine notes here

Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
Ph 3.5
TA 8g/l
Alcohol 14.5% by volume
Brix at Harvest 25

The Awards

  • 2008 Cuisine Magazine NZ Pinot Noir Tasting
    5-star
  • 2009 New Zealand Winegrowers Bragato awards
    Gold
  • Gourmet Traveller - 96 Ponits, 1st equal NZ Pinot Noir
    5-star
  • 2009 International Wine Challenge, London
    Gold
  • 2009 International Wine & Spirit Competition - London
    Gold
  • 2009 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
    Gold
  • 2008 NZ International Wine Show
    Gold
  • 2009 NZ International Wine Show
    Gold