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GREYWACKE PINOT NOIR 2010 GREYWACKE PINOT NOIR 2010

This is the first release of Kevin Judd's Greywacke Pinot Noir. It is a a delicate style of Pinot, rather the blockbuster style that can often be found in New Zealand. It has lovely raspberry and strawberry fruit balanced with a good acidity and a nice spicy backbone. Perfect and 92 Points from Robert Parker.




VINEYARD
All fruit was grown in Marlborough's Southern Valleys and principally sourced from the Yarrum Vineyard situated on the Brancott / Ben Morven ridge. Typical of this subregion, the wind-blown loess soils are comprised of clay-loams with varying degrees of gravel content. The vineyards are all hillside plantings trained to two-cane VSP (vertical shoot positioning) with a vine density of 3788 plants per hectare.

GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Pinot Noir

VINIFICATION
The grapes were hand harvested and chilled overnight prior to hand sorting. Most of the fruit was then de-stemmed into open-top fermenters, the majority of fermentations with partial whole bunch inclusion. The fruit was allowed to soak on skins prior to the onset of indigenous yeast fermentation, then plunged daily by hand.

After fermentation the wine was pressed, racked and filled to French oak barriques (45% new).

All individual clones were aged in barrel separately for 15 months, prior to blending in July. Once in tank the wine was egg white fined for clarity. The wine was bottled early November 2011

TASTING NOTE
The Greywacke Pinot Noir 2010 is an intensely fragrant Marlborough pino full of juicy black cherries and the sweet scent of homemade strawberry jam, intermingled with more savoury suggestions of smoked meats and a hint of sarsaparilla. The firm but finely structured palate blends red and black fruits with chary, smoky oak and rich licquorice. This is a deliciously aromatic wine with concentrated varietal character.

CLOSURE:    Stelvin

ALCOHOL:    14% (10.5 units of alcohol)




Per Bottle 27.95

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