It's not just the grinding winds from the west or the imposing presence of Tapuae-O-Uenuku, the towering peak that looms over Marlborough's Awatere Valley. It's not just the deep, rocky soils formed millions of years ago by relentless glaciers that molded the landscape. It's not just the arid climate marked by sun-drenched days and cold nights. It's the combination of all those things together that shape the inimitable character, flavours and textures of Vavasour wines.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Red currants, blackberry fruit, anise, touch of nougat. Lifted spice in the perfume too. Concentrated. Good oh. Juicy and washy in the palate, lick of glossy acidity, slippery through the finish. Feels a bit abrupt but the early presence is good. Good drinking. Rating 89 - Drink to 2019 - Mike Bennie, Wine Front NZ (OCT/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
All Vavasour wines are pure expressions of their varietal designation and the singular terroir of our estate vineyard.
This 2012 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.