This fine reserve wine has a nose of complex black fruit and spice with a palate of blackberry and black currant flavours and a lingering dark chocolate finish. An intense and elegant wine, well balanced with fine tannins and good acidity.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand harvested in April 2009 from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of 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 on VSP trellis.
Winemaker’s comments: Wine for this Reserve Pinot Noir was selected by the winemakers from clones 777, 667, Abel and 115 giving fine tannins and spicy flavours. The wine was matured for 14 months in French oak barrels with 25% new oak. Will reward by cellaring 2-5 years.
Mathilde is the name of the first born daughter of our winemakers, Brooke and Lucie Lawrence.
“Dense, ripe wine with a velvet texture. Strong oak but supported by plenty of plump, ripe fruit and dark cherry flavours. Classy Pinot Noir with potential.” – 5 Stars, Michael Coopers, Winestate