Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2009

Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 13.5%  pH: 3.58  RS: 1.5 g/L  
TA: 6.2g/L  Brix: 24.5

Sourced predominately from the clay influenced soils of the Barnsley and Lawson's vineyards in the Waihopai Valley. The grapes for this wine were hand picked and small batch fermented before maturation in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Red berry, black cherry and sweet spicy oak aromas provide a complex and alluring nose. Plum, cherry and coffee characters lead to a soft opulent palate, with velvety tannins and a long generous finish.

Cellaring

Three to five years; In the young wine, the fruit characters dominate, as the wine develops, these f

Food Match

Grilled game meats with wild mushrooms.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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Awards & Reviews

Hawke's Bay Today

Created form Waihopai Valley fruit, this Pinot is still just a pup but it's already deliciously attractive and has spicy cherry and black tea aromas, concentrated plum and cranberry flavours, silky tannins and lush, lingering length of flavour. Amazing with lamb rack and braised fennel.

Wine Orbit

It's beautifully ripe and fragrant on the nose, displaying red and black cherry, game, vanilla and floral notes. The palate is succulent and nicely weighted with a silky texture and lingering juicy finish. Well expressed and appealing.

Cuisine Magazine

A quiet achiever, praised by Alastair Maling for its Burgundian qualities. This wine has a lean, lively, savoury profile. The initial impression is one of lightness, but it stealthily fills the mouth and lingers beautifully.

Cuisine Magazine

A quiet achiever, praised by Alastair Maling for its Burgundian qualities, this wine has a lean, lively, savoury profile. The initial impression is one of lightness, but it stealthily fills the mouth and lingers beautifully.

John Ingle

On the nose black and red cherries dominate, yet on the palate I tasted overriding flavours of plum and beetroot with some alluring spiciness. This is a luscious and opulent wine with a smooth velvet drinkability. A wine to enjoy for the next several years - this tremendously good value

San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012 - DOUBLE GOLD - BEST PINOT NOIR

Marl borough Wine Show 2011 - GOLD MEDAL

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2008
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2006