Lawson's Dry Hills
Pinot Noir 2010

Region: Marlborough
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.

Cellaring

Three to five years. The fruit dominate young wine will make way for the more savoury characters of

Food Match

Duck, game and red meat dishes

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Sold out at winery cellar door

Awards & Reviews

Cuisine Magazine

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.

Winestate Magazine

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.

Decanter

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.

Marlborough Wine Show 2012 - Champion Pinot Noir and Wine of The Show

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2011
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2012
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2015