Kim Crawford Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

With this variety, a balance between exposure and shading is the key to get a balance between aromatics and weight. Continually assessing and tweaking exposure ratios is ongoing as the vineyards mature to ensure optimal quality. Harvest is on flavour where we are looking at ripe dark cherry/raspberry flavours. The tanks are hand plunged to break cap up, and to extract colour and flavour out of skins. A small portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation for mouth feel, the balance is matured on oak for five to seven months before blending. In this wine from Marlborough, we look for ripe, bright, juicy black cherry, backed by the slightest touch of smoky flavours.

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Kim Crawford Wines:
One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful to the point of exuberance, this is a great wine for drinking alone of with lighter fare.

Tasting Notes:

Vibrant, fresh fruit flavours of strawberry and cherry underpinned by nuances of sweet, smoky oak. Good firm tannins give the wine length and weight. You can savour the wine long after it has left your palate.

With this variety, a balance between exposure and shading is the key to get a balance between aromatics and weight. Continually assessing and tweaking exposure ratios is ongoing as the vineyards mature to ensure optimal quality. Harvest is on flavour where we are looking at ripe dark cherry/raspberry flavours. The tanks are hand plunged to break cap up, and to extract colour and flavour out of skins. A small portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation for mouth feel, the balance is matured on oak for five to seven months before blending. In this wine from Marlborough, we look for ripe, bright, juicy black cherry, backed by the slightest touch of smoky flavours.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14% pH: 3.61
Sugar: 2.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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