Inky dark and silky textured, this wine has an intense nose of black currant and cedar wood with deep peaty flavours, black fruits and liquorice, with fine tannins and along and complex finish.
Classy wine with impressively powerful fruit flavours although not made in a ‘fruit bomb’ style. In addition to plum, dark cherry and spice/anise there’s mineral, forest floor and woodsmoke. Seriously complex Pinot Noir with a good structure of ripe tannins for an assured future.
Gourmet Wine Traveller, 96/100 Dec/Jan 2010
The wine is named after the second daughter of our winemakers, Lucie and Brook Lawrence.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Low cropping state grown grapes were hand harvested in April 2007 from Aurum’s 45th Parallel vineyard in the Pisa area of Central Otago.
Climate: 2007 was a very warm season and fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Vine Age: 10 year old vines on VSP trellis.
Winemaker’s Comments: This reserve wine will only be made in exceptional years. The wine was matured for 20 months in 2 french oak barrels.
Acidity: 5.4 g/L