Amisfield Pinot Noir 2010 (12 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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The 2010 season was warm and even with fewer frost events than the 2009 season. Bud burst across our vineyard blocks occurred on the 10th of October 2009 with an even and safe flowering in early December. While the winds prevailed during the harvest the sun continued to shine as the grapes ripened to perfection. A harvest that allows every viticulturist and winemaker to rest is a little easier. The picking crew was kept especially busy trying to maintain the pace as we had many blocks ripening consecutively.

NZ - Central Otago
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

An exciting harvest for us. As the tractors came rolling into the winery every berry looked exceptional. The small berries exploded with flavour and the seed tannins were ripe. Even chewing the stems, which we do to test for ripeness for possible whole bunch inclusion, was not as distasteful as it sounds. Hence forth some of our best batches had between 10-15% whole bunches incorporated into the must. We fermented the fruit in two types of tanks each designed to extract different aspects of Pinot Noir. Our square tanks have been designed for very ripe and concentrated fruit to allow for extracting the weight and depth out of very serious grapes while our smaller round open topped tanks are used for expressing aroma and finesse from fruit from our lighter soils. Post fermentation the wines were tasted daily to ensure we were not over extracting seed tannin from such concentrated berries. The wine was pressed and transferred by gravity to new and old French oak barrels and allowed to mature in our temperature & humidity controlled cellar for 12 months.


Any colour chemist would be proud of the colour of the 2010 Pinot Noir as it is deep ruby in colour with a bright and vibrant purple hue.


The aroma is as the berries tasted at harvest, great concentration of dark red fruits with the depth of a firm tannin backbone.


On the palate its strength is covering a suggestion of a bouquet of autumn berry fruit with dark chocolate and earthy undertones. It has great length of flavour and on its release it will be a classic Pisa Pinot Noir and will cellar for 8-10 years

NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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Amisfield Wine Company was established in 1988 and is a Central Otago based specialist producer of Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on their Estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin.

This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old.

Amisfield wines reflect the company's grape growing and winemaking philosophy underlining faithful expression of site, minimal winemaking intervention and ultimate fruit purity. Stringent yield management practices deliver concentrated fruit flavour, consistency and complexity derived from the range of soils found on the vineyard.A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000 -30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Wines are showcased at Amisfield's Lake Hayes Bistro and Wine Tasting Room where more than 50,000 New Zealand and international guests sample the range of vintages every year.

Amisfield is an accredited and committed member of the New Zealand Winegrowers' Sustainable Winegrowing Programme centring on a quality management system and environmental sustainability.

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