Lawson's Dry Hills
White Label Pinot Noir 2011
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 13.00% pH: 3.55 RS: 1.5
TA: 6.2 Brix: 23.8 - 25.5
Low yielding vines and the clay soils of Marlborough's Southern Valleys has produced this excellent Pinot Noir, which displays lifted cherry and raspberry aromas, fragrant vanilla and mocha notes derived from maturation of a portion of the wine in a mixture of new and older French oak barriques. The palate is elegant with bright fruit characters, soft tannins, a lovely texture and the gentle acidity that you would expect from excellent Pinot Noir.
Two to three years, additional complexity will develop in the bottle with cellaring
Lighter game and red meat dishes.
Awards & Reviews
Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Bronze medal
International Wine Challenge (Tranche 2) 2014 - COMMENDED
BEST BUY - This stalwart Marlborough producer's Pinot Noir vines are becoming older and wiser and have a hand in this wine's supple tannins. Red fruit notes and a hint of leafiness contribute to a complex, balanced Pinot Noir to serve with pork and fennel sausage