Dog Point Pinot Noir 2012 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

Vibrant red fruit complimented by a perfume of violets with underlying savoury notes of dried herbs. Richly flavoured red fruit, bright spice, infused savouriness, well integrated oak, soft fleshy tannins.

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

Expert Reviews

Arguably the top wine of the entire tasting was Dog Point 2012 from Marlborough (tasting), a full-bodied, deep-coloured, powerful wine which made the lighter wines seem almost effete. This is a grand cru of a wine: truly magnificent. Huon Hooke

The color of this wine is as vibrant as its sunny raspberry flavor. It's sweet yet balanced, finishing completely dry. The toastiness of aging in older oak helps ameliorate the tannins, which frame the pretty fruit in chipped stone minerality. A fresh take on Marlborough pinot noir. Rating 93 -Wine & Spirits Magazine

Wonderfully fragrant floral aromatics thread the complex and supple palate of this pinot that combines notes of red and blueberry fruits with clove spice and savoury undercurrent. Jo Burzynksa, Viva, The New Zealand

This is a multiple award winner from a Marlborough, New Zealand, winery owned by former Cloudy Bay grape growers and winemakers who favour organic farming methods. It is a delightfully complex and interesting pinot noir with violets and savoury notes on the nose leading on to a palate on which bright red fruit takes the lead with well-integrated French oak and soft tannin structure. A serious wine of immediate drinkability that would be great matched with game meats or mushroom dishes. Winsor Dobbin

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep ruby in colour.

Aroma

Vibrant red fruit, a perfume of violets with underlying savoury notes of dried herbs.

Palate

Richly flavoured red fruit, bright spice, infused savouriness, well integrated oak, soft fleshy tannins.

Food Matching

Duck, cervena, red meats, truffled venison and mushroom pie.

Cellaring

4-6 years.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy - Red Wine of Show Six Nations Wine Challenge 2014

Trophy - Best Pinot Noir Six Nations Wine Challenge 2014

Vintage
2012
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healy.

Our philosophy is total involvement by the partners from the vineyard through the winemaking process to marketing regionally distinctive and vineyard expressive wines.

Marlborough's Wairau Valley is the major grape growing region of New Zealand, a confined geographical area at the northern tip of the South Island. Abundant sunshine, low rainfall and cool autumn nights characterise our long growing season, enabling the slow evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavours.

Fruit for our wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's. These older well-established vines situated on free draining silty clay loams are supplemented with fruit from closely planted hillside vines with a clay loam influence.

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