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Aurum Wines Central Otago Wine

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2009 PINOT NOIR

This wine has a concentrated sweet berry fruit nose with integrated oak. The palate is very spicy with intense black currant and boysenberry flavours with velvety tannins and a generous long finish.

Technical Analysis
Location: 45 Degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes were hand harvested in April 2007 from Aurum’s 45th Parallel and Te Wairere vineyards in Central Otago.
Climate: 2009 was a very warm season and fruit reached optimum ripeness.
Vine Age: 7-12 year old vines on VSP trellis.
Winemakers’ comments: The grapes were destemmed, cold soaked for 5 days and fermented in open vats. The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 11 months.
Bottled: 15/03/212
Alcohol: 14.5%
Acidity: 5.4 g/L

5 Stars – Bob Campbell

“Rich, luscious and charming minor fruit bomb style that reminds me of the 2007 vintage. Great length and intensity with a featherbread texture. Ripe tannins offer structure and prevent any suggestion of cloying. Classy Pinot.”

4 1/2 Stars – Michael Cooper, Winestate

2009 PINOT NOIR