This fine reserve wine has a perfumed nose of blackcurrant and cedar wood. It has a deep peaty flavour, liquorice, black fruit and a long and generous dark chocolate finish. An intense and elegant wine, with round , ample structure and silky , fine tannins.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Pinot Gris grapes for this wine were grown at Aurum’s Te Wairere Vineyard in Lowburn, Cromwell Valley, Central Otago.
Climate: 2009 was a very warm season and fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Soils: Windblown sands and silts
Vine Age: 9 year old vines with VSP gravels.
Winemaker’s comments: This Reserve Pinot Noir is only made in exceptional years. The wine was matured for 20 months in french oak barrels. Will reward by cellaring 5-10 years.
“Pure scents akin to jasmine, rosemary and thyme give way to a powerful, fleshy mouthfull alive with clean fruit”
Cuisine Magazine November 2011