Our 2010 Pinot features a number of high-quality, low-yielding clones-114, 115, 667 and 777—that have been carefully matched to individual micro-terroirs within our vineyard. To extract optimum color, flavour and tannin we used traditional, Burgundian hand-plunging techniques during fermentation. Eleven months in French oak barriques (30% new) provided additional aromatics, flavors and structure to the wine.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
All Vavasour wines are pure expressions of their varietal designation and the singular terroir of our estate vineyard.
This 2010 Pinot is high toned, open and spicy with intense aromatics and layers of ripe juicy fruit flavors, strawberries and cherries. There is also an underlying stratum of vanilla from 11 months of aging in French oak. The tannins are soft and silky and the finish is impressively long.
This elegant wine is the perfect accompaniment to salmon, poultry, veal and pork.
2 – 5 years.