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Spy Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2010

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Pinot Noir is hand-harvested from vines in our Marlborough vineyard, gently separated from the stems and fermented in small, traditional open-top vats. These vats are hand-plunged to extract colour and tannin, and after pressing the wine is aged in French oak barrels. Fruit-driven in style with soft tannins and spicy oak. Colour Garnet. Bouquet: Red fruits, plum and sweet cherry are underpinned with fragrant notes of spice and dried sage. Palate: Fruit forward with a long supple structure, licorice and cocoa notes are typical of our vineyard site.

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Spy Valley Wines (Marlborough, NZ):
Spy Valley is a New Zealand Family owned must-visit winery with a reputation for consistently producing great value, award-winning wines. Based in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough and growing 8 different varieties, there is a wine to suit everyone's taste.  If you are in the region you could even check out our nosy neighbours, The Waihopai International Satellite Communications M... Read more
Spy Valley is a New Zealand Family owned must-visit winery with a reputation for consistently producing great value, award-winning wines. Based in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough and growing 8 different varieties, there is a wine to suit everyone's taste.  If you are in the region you could even check out our nosy neighbours, The Waihopai International Satellite Communications Monitoring Station, or as we call it 'the spy base down the road'.     Read less

External Reviews for Spy Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/30/2012

Naturally fermented and then aged in oak barrel for 8 months, the 2010 Spy Valley Pinot Noir reveals a ruby-purple color and aromas of warm strawberries, macerated cranberries and red cherries with a hint of forest floor. Medium bodied with mouth-filling red berry flavors, it is well supported by finely grained tannins and refreshing acidity, finishing long and a little spicy. Drink it now through 2015+.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/30/2012

Digs deep into the spice box, with nutmeg, clove and allspice flavors that perfectly frame the ripe, supple wild black cherry and raspberry notes. Comes together on a supple frame, with plenty of staying power on the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/30/2012

Bright medium red. Cherry and dried herbs on the high-pitched nose. On the lean side, but fresh and intense, with red berry and spice flavors complicated by a hint of licorice. Just a slight greenness running through the wine. Finishes firm.



Pinot Noir is hand-harvested from vines in our Marlborough vineyard, gently separated from the stems and fermented in small, traditional open-top vats. These vats are hand-plunged to extract colour and tannin, and after pressing the wine is aged in French oak barrels. Fruit-driven in style with soft tannins and spicy oak. Colour Garnet. Bouquet: Red fruits, plum and sweet cherry are underpinned with fragrant notes of spice and dried sage. Palate: Fruit forward with a long supple structure, licorice and cocoa notes are typical of our vineyard site.

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