Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2010 (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.

State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"Youthful yet superbly complex and engaging with dark cherry, floral, game and subtle spicy oak characters on the nose. The palate is beautifully framed and weighted showing excellent fruit intensity and plenty of fine-grained tannins, finishing long and gratifying. A well structured Pinot with outstanding potential to develop impressive complexity. "

Rating 93-95 Points/5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (FEB/2012)

"... Wither Hills are a winery that have been in good form over the last few years. Cherries, wood spice, berries, tamarillo and a little vanilla cream. Good to smell and good to taste. It’s middle weight and fresh, has an evenness that encourages the next sip, and for a young wine, already sports a good level of complexity. Fine grained tannin coats the mouth and lively, but settled, acidity provides good shape and form. I’m tasting a bit of wine tonight, but already have half an eye and half a mind to have a glass of this when I finish up. A good sign. It’s a very good release from Wither Hills. "

Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au (28/SEP/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

From seductive bright morello cherry, fresh brambly wild berry compote, subtle French oak spice, black olive and lingering ‘blue’ aromatics; this pinot noir delivers a youthful evocative Marlborough Pinot Noir.

Palate

The seamless tension, bright acidity and supple ripe fruit tannins, elegance, texture and Pinosity are all bound together with a balanced acid tannin profile delivering the hallmark Wither Hills Pinot Noir style which if patient will reward cellaring for up to 15 years.

Food Matching

In its youth this Pinot Noir will pair itself with most foods from smoked eel, seared tuna, and Szechwan style foods, through to the more traditional fare of twice cooked duck and my favourite at the moment pork belly with a hint of five spice. Sit back, relax, and savour!

Vintage
2010
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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