Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2009 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ. RRP$37.99

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RRP $37.99

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Overview

A hallmark of Wither Hills Pinot Noir is the purity of fruit, youthful bright elegant flavours and subtle power. This is a classically elegant yet opulent mouth filling Marlborough Pinot Noir.

Wither Hills' two Pinot Noir vineyards; Benmorven and Taylor River are strategically sited in the lea of the southern landmark range of the Wairau Valley - the Wither Hills. Each vineyard site was hand harvested at optimum flavour ripeness.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

From seductive aromas of densely bright cherry spice and wild brambly berries, the wine opens up to reveal a 'warm fireside' comfort with rich French oak spice on harmony with ripe 'early season' cherries.

Palate

The elegance on the palate - a hallmark - is textural displaying supple acid structure, ripe savoury texture and sinew, with hints of morello cherry and doris plum flavours. This is all bound together in fine/long fruit tannins providing rewarding length on the palate.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now or if you can save for up to 10 years.

Food Matching

It is a Pinot Noir suited to a variety of foods, from wild venison backstrap served with morel mushrooms and parsnip mash, seared tuna with Asian vegetables or duck ravioli in a Jerusalem artichoke sauce.

Winemaking Notes

Our two Pinot Noir vineyards; Ben Marven & Taylor River are strategically sited in the lee of ht Southen landmark range of the Wairau Valley - the Wither Hills. Each vinyard site was hand harvested. The vineyards adn clones were kept separate throughout the process to provide the greatest possible individual expression.

The fruit was destemmed, cold soaked in square fermenters, inoculated with selected and wild yeast strains, drained off at dryness, basket pressed and left to relax for 14 months in French barriques, during which the wine underwent malo-lactic fermentation. The wine was then blended, fined, lightly filtered, and bottled resulting in a classically elegant yet opulent mouth filling Marlborough Pinot Noir.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1994, with vineyards strategically sited throughout Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Wither Hills has always been dedicated to the philosophy that exceptional wines are ‘created in the vineyard’.

Named after the southern landmark range of Wither Hills that border our vineyards, our focused, hands on approach to winegrowing allows us to make a range of wines that reflect our passion for the ‘place where we stand’.

Winemaker Ben Glover

Ben Glover grew up among the vineyards of Marlborough and has worked at Wither Hills since its establishment almost ten years ago. In April 2007, he was appointed Chief Winemaker for the winery providing him with the opportunity to lead the award-winning winemaking team at Wither Hills.

He has a wealth of wine growing and winemaking experience across New Zealand and has worked internationally in Sonoma in California, Margaret River in Western Australia, Burgundy in France, and Puglia in Italy.

His particular passion is Pinot Noir, and the international accolades earned for the Wither Hills Pinot Noir are a reflection of Ben’s devotion to his craft.

His selection as the New Zealand representative scholar for the inaugural Len Evans tutorial in 2001 and his extensive experience as an international wine judge are testaments to his dedication to quality wine – both winemaker and as an appreciative wine drinker.

Ben has a Commerce Degree from Canterbury University and a Post Graduate degree in viticulture & oenology from Lincoln University.

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