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Fresh red fruits with integrated cedar spice; long, savoury and rustic. Plum, thyme, showing super extraction. Complex, vibrant and soft.

International Wine Challenge 2016

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The grapes for this Bannockburn Pinot Noir are hand harvested from Forrest's five hectare vineyard in Central Otago, crafted only in the best vintages.

The wine is garnet in colour with heady aromas of black cherries, blackberries, spice and forest floor with a touch of dried herbs. Quite broad on the palate, full and round with sweet flavours of blackberry and cassis, underpinned with earthy, dusty notes and a touch of tar. Silky tannins finish off this beautifully-balanced, powerfully-structured wine.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.5 %

pH

3.76

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

John Forrest

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

HARVEST DATE

April 2012

FINED USING

Egg

TIME IN OAK

12 months

SULPHUR

Total: 42 Free: 15

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Central Otago

Vinification details

Grapes were hand harvested mid-April and transferred to the winery where they were de-stemmed before whole berry fermentation in cuves. The wine was aged in 30% new oak for 12 months.

Awards

IWC 2016: Silver

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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