Grove Mill Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009
The grapes for this wine are hand harvested from Grove Mill's vineyards in Marlborough. Fermentation on skins is conducted in closed stainless steel tanks with pump-overs. Pre- and post ferment maceration is practised, as well as partial barrel fermentation to build complexity. This Pinot Noir is of a lighter style with more elegance. It is characterised by dark berry fruits, violets and mocha chocolate. It has attractive tannins, good weight and length with an excellent structure.
External Reviews for Grove Mill Pinot Noir Marlborough
Yealands Pinot Noir 2013 - 88 Points - Wine Enthusiast/ There’s a pronounced herbal, resiny note alongside lovely floral aromatics and bright red-fruit flavors of strawberries and raspberries. It’s light in body, yet lingers crisply on the finish, echoing berry herbal tea.
Pinot Noir 2009 - Top Wine Values of 2011, Snooth/ Minor smoke notes and firm minerality greet the nose backed up with strawberry and cherry fruit and a suggestion of dry wood. Rather medium bodied this offers up a nice blend of cranberry/strawberry/raspberry fruit in a modestly rich, bright style that shows off a hint of wood spice on the palate then gains a modestly richer impression of tobacco leaf and an insinuation of mocha on the moderately long raspberry/strawberry finish. Fairly reminiscent of a nice Bourgogne.
Yealands Pinot Noir 2013 - 88 Pts - Wine Enthusiast/ There’s a pronounced herbal, resiny note alongside lovely floral aromatics and bright red-fruit flavors of strawberries and raspberries. It’s light in body, yet lingers crisply on the finish, echoing berry herbal tea.
Pinot Noir - 2013 - 87 Points - Wine Enthusiast/ Bright and friendly, this supple young red offers fresh red-berry flavors that are lightly accented by hints of tobacco and spice. Mouthwatering acidity gives it a vibrant character and a clean, dry finish. It’s made to be drunk young so enjoy now.
Estate-bottled Bottega Vinaia is the outcome of a vision by lead winemaker Anselmo Martini at the widely recognized Cavit winery. Starting in the early 1990s, Martini sought to explore the optimum potential of a handful of extraordinary vineyards in northern Italy’s Trentino region that, year after year, consistently produce the highest quality grapes. This select group of family-farmed vineyards is the source of Bottega Vinaia, an exceptional line of artisan wines that reflects the authentic qualities of the Trentino terroir. Thanks to Anselmo Martini’s passion and tireless drive, Bottega Vinaia has swiftly joined the ranks of Italy’s top-notch premium wine producers. Production Area Trentino, located in the mountainous northeast of Italy. Grapes are grown in the dry and calcareous soils of the Valle dei Laghi (Valley of Lakes), near the village of Toblino. Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir Vinification After a traditional fermentation, the juice macerates for eight days to extract color and body from the skins. The wine is then refined for a further six months, partly in barriques and partly in large oak casks Color Ruby red, with brick red nuances Bouquet Wide aromatic spectrum exalts cherry, sour cherry, cooked plum and tones of spices and tobacco Taste Velvety, harmonious and well balanced with excellent structure. With age it evolves in roundness, fullness and complexity Serving Suggestions This Pinot Noir pairs well with both white and red meats. Serve at a cool room temperature
New destination rises in the Andes/ Tart cherry flavors, soft, rich, ripe tannins.
Situated on a high plateau in the Uco Valley of Argentina’s Mendoza region, the Portillo (meaning “portal” or “gateway”) winery and vineyards are dedicated to making superb quality wines for everyday enjoyment. Harmony with nature is readily apparent in every aspect of this property, which is designed to deliver wines that capture and respect the pristine beauty of their birthplace. Portillo’s state-of-the-art winery is largely built of local materials, including stones quarried from a nearby valley. This enables the facility to better blend in with the surrounding environment. Built on three levels, each 16 feet deep, with much of the facility concealed below ground, Portillo is also notable for its employment of a gravity-flow system. This minimizes handling of grapes and helps protect the integrity of the fruit. The facility’s ingenious design, which takes careful advantage of the gentle slopes on which it is built, is thought to be unique in South America. Production Area Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza Appellation: Valle de Uco - Tunuyan Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir Vinification The grapes are hand-harvested to preserve the optimum freshness of the fruit. After destemming, the grapes are transferred to stainless steel tanks, where cold maceration takes place at a temperature of 45 -50°F. Fermentation lasts for 7 to 10 days. After fermentation, the wine is racked by gravity, with no pumping, and is aged in stainless steel tanks. Color Light crimson red Bouquet A refined nose of fresh, ripe cherries, strawberries and blackberries Taste Red cherry and strawberry shine through on this youthful palate with soft tannins and a round finish of nutmeg and cloves Alcohol 14% Serving Suggestions Enjoy with grilled meats, roasted turkey, stuffed chicken, seared tuna steaks and grilled salmon.