Vavasour Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley

Vavasour Pinot Noir, Awatere Valley

The Pinot Noir grapes come from 'the favourite block' so named to reflect the warmer microclimate of the site; an area preferred by the livestock in winter prior to the land being planted to vines in the 1980s. To extract optimum colour, flavour and tannin, traditional Burgundian hand-plunging techniques are employed during fermentation. Maturation for 11 months in French oak barriques (35% new) provides additional aromatics, flavours and structure to the wine. A luscious and aromatic wine, which features black cherry, plum and anise spice; the finish is elegant, long and velvety.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Vavasour
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £14.13
  • Code: 25551
  • Expression: Ring