Lawson's Dry Hills
Pinot Noir 2010
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 13.50% pH: 3.58 RS: 1.5g/L
TA: 6.2g/L Brix: 24.1 - 24.8
Sourced from adjacent vineyards in Marlborough's Waihopai Valley, where clay influenced soils and a unique microclimate produce Pinot Noir with a combination of elegance and subtle power. The grapes were fermented in small batches before maturation in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques. A beguiling combination of berry fruit and spicy oak produce a tantilising nose, while the palate has wonderful cocentration, soft tannins and great length.
Three to five years. The fruit dominate young wine will make way for the more savoury characters of
Duck, game and red meat dishes
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Awards & Reviews
BEST BUY - This is a label with a strong track record and vines that are reaching a good age. It's finely structured and elegant with plenty of red berry and cherry notes and a "hauntingly Pinot Noir nose", noted John Belsham.
Hawke's Bay Today
I love this wine! Ultra-concentrated, crushed strawberry, cherry and black guave flavours merge with incredibly clean, flavoursome fruit sweetness and youthful acidity. Aromatically, it's a smorgasbord of exotic spices, earthy notes and red berries and it has one hell of a sexy, succulent finish....more please.
Deep ruby, purple-flushed red with highly concentrated cheery, plum and nut flavours. Powerful with excellent ripness, harmony and length
Bay of Plenty Times
I love this wine! Ultra-concentrated, crushed strawberries, cherry and black guava flavours merge with incredibly clean, flavoursome fruit sweetness and youthful acidity. Aromatically it's a smorgasbord of exotic spices, earthy notes and red berries. It has one hell of a sexy, succulent finish. MORE PLEASE.
Floral, sweet, strawberry and raspberry aromas.Bright, full cherry palate with firm acidity and fine tannins. A subtle herb lift and hints of minerals on the palate.