Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

£11.99

 

TASTING NOTE

Mild red with a slight purple hue. Rich, ripe aromas of strawberry and cherry are complemented by hints of toasted spice. Vibrant, fresh, dark fruit flavours of plum and blackberry provide a pleasant sweetness underpinned by nuances of cocoa and coffee. Silky soft tannins give structure and weight to the wine. The enjoyable, long finish allows you to savour the wine long after it has left your palate.

The grapes for this wine are sourced from some excellent cool climate vineyards in the Marlborough (70%) and Central Otago (30%) regions of New Zealand’s South Island. A wide variety of clones and rootstock were used, along with a mixture of soils and microclimates to ensure a balance of flavour profiles and exceptional quality. The grapes were all harvested in the cool of night or early morning and promptly delivered to the winery to optimise fruit quality.

The grapes were crushed then cold soaked on the skins for five days. The wine was then inoculated with a mixture of pure and wild yeast strains to gain maximum flavour and complexity. Once fermented dry, the wine was pressed off the skins into tank and 60% of the blend went into a combination of old and new French oak barrels for eight months. All of the wine went through malolactic fermentation.

13% abv
Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014
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