Kawarau Pinot Noir Central Otago Reserve 2007
Our Reserve Pinot Noir is open vat fermented and aged for 10 months in French oak barrels of which +/-25% are new with the balance being 1-5 years old. Harvested from our oldest vines in four or more distinct lots of which around 25% are whole bunch pressed, the wine is fermented with wild yeasts and undergoes minimal fining and filtration. Sweet berry fruits and savory flavors are combined with spicy characters on the palate to produce a rich and elegantly textured wine. It is a powerful, complex style of wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for 5 years or more.
Editorial Reviews for Kawarau Pinot Noir Central Otago Reserve
This shows some obvious wood tones and a nice hit of vanillin accenting the earthy, coriander spiced slightly funky, persimmon toned fruit on the nose. In the mouth this is lean yet bright with a fine sweet edge to the fresh red fruits on the palate. This lacks a bit of complexity but is simply delicious in a delicate and silky package. 90pts
Food Pairings for Kawarau Pinot Noir Central Otago Reserve
Displays dark cherries and plums complemented by spice. Elegantly structured, balanced with silky tannins and a lasting finish.
Dietary Information: Organic
Notes: 25% are new French oak barrels with the balance being 1-5 years old