Nautilus Estate Pinot Noir 2012 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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$455.88 per case
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Overview

Recognised as one of the best examples of Pinot Noir produced in the Marlborough region, every care possible is taken with the production of Nautilus Pinot Noir.

Nautilus Pinot Noir is made from handpicked grapes which are chilled overnight before being destemmed into tanks in the Estate's specialised Pinot Noir winery. The fruit is given a cold soak of five to seven days and then wild fermented before aging in French barriques for 11 months.

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

Expert Reviews

The medium ruby-purple colored 2012 Pinot Noir is made with 12-15% whole bunches and offers a lovely red cherry and red currant nose, notes black tea, rose hips and black loam plus a waft of cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied and showing a lovely fruit expression, it is framed by medium levels of grainy tannins through the intense and long finish. Only 2500 cases were made. Rating 90 - Drink by 2017, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (DEC/2014).

Attractive perfume of red currants, red berries and red cherries, almost compote like in summer red fruit sweetness. Juicy and ripe to taste too, but acidity trims the wine down, though it finishes with choc-raspberry swirl ice-cream kind of creamy sweetness. Simple, easy to like, likely popular. Rating 88 - Drink by 2019, Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark ruby in colour.

Aroma

The nose reveals fragrant aromas of wild raspberries, morello cherries and Christmas cake.

Palate

The palate is soft and medium bodied. Refined and balanced, this elegant wine shows good intensity and a lengthy finish.

Cellaring Potential

The primary fruit components showing in the wine's youth will further develop and integrate over the next five years as the wine matures.

Food Matching

Beautiful accompanied by Venison with Star Anise.

Vintage
2012
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.0%

Winery Profile

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We are a small, family-owned winery based in the stunningly beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand. We aim to craft delicious, food-friendly wines from the clean, cool and diverse valleys of Marlborough.

The striking Nautilus shell - its shape expressing natural beauty and mathematical perfection - is our inspiration to create a collection of expressive, textural, precisely crafted wines.

Our energetic and innovative viticultural and winemaking team takes the approach of blending several different fruit parcels to achieve layers of complexity in the wines, focusing on their texture and mouth-feel. Our state-of-the-art but small-scale winemaking facilities give them the tools to achieve this.

Whilst Nautilus wines can easily be enjoyed on their own, we believe they are even better when paired with delicious food and the philosophy of creating food-friendly wines is paramount for winemaker Clive Jones.

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