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Amisfield - Pinot Noir 2016

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Central Otago
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 16 (2016) JS: 91 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

An abundance of fresh picked cherries on the nose along with hints of violets. This follows through to the palate in combination with light spice from French oak and prolonged length helped by fine-grained tannins.

Winery Information

Amisfield

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Pisa mountain range, Amisfield is one of the largest single estate vineyards in Central Otago. Spurred on by fond memories of childhood holidays in Central Otago, Amisfield founder John Darby was determined to master this breathtaking yet often unforgiving high country, convinced that this dramatic landscape presented the perfect environment for cool-climate viticulture. After an exhaustive search he discovered Amisfield Farm, formerly a merino sheep.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2016)16 pts

Pale-mid ruby-purple. Cinnamon-caramel oak, with ripe blueberry and raspberry fruit. Fruit intensity, with some dried herb. Vanilla-cinnamon oak entry, with more ripe blueberry and raspberry fruit, light, fine tannin and bright, juicy acidity. Forward and easy. (TJ)

James Suckling (2016)91 pts

2 Sep, 2018 – An attractive array of both floral and fruit aromas with red cherries leading through to the palate in fresh, vibrant form. The tannins carry a lot of flavor. Fresh finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

Vinification Notes

Hand-harvested fruit was coldsoaked for four to five days before natural fermentation began. Gentle, selective timing of handplunging and some pulse air during fermentation helped to extract the delicate skin and seed tannins. Approximately 10% whole-bunch clusters were included in some of the ferments. After fermentation, we tasted the wines daily to assess the tannin development and, left the wine on the skins for an extended time. Maturation was 15 months in 20% tight-grain French barriques.