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.
Three to five years; In the young wine, the fruit characters dominate, as the wine develops, these f
Grilled game meats with wild mushrooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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