Price:  £29.95 | Case Rate: £29.50
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Dog Point - Pinot Noir 2017/2018

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Maker: James Healy & Ivan Sutherland
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Cellaring Ten + years.
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Description

Jancis Robinson - 16 Points

Spicy, fruity wine with focus and drive. Sweet and easy. Good freshness. Lively and super-fruity. Long. A little simpler than all the 2018 burgundies I have been tasting recently but very well made. - Jancis Robinson

Wine tasting notes

Deep ruby in colour. Perfumed, red berry fruits and bright, violet aromas. The fruit is supported by dried herb and characteristic brown spice notes and complex smokiness. A dense core of juicy fruit and bold, fine grained, ripe tannins. A fresh thread of fine acidity emerges and carries the intense flavours through the palate, finishing very long. This wine has all the makings of a long lived Marlborough pinot noir.

Winery Information

Dog Point

Dog Point is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough with first plantings in the late 1970s. The vineyard is centrally located at the confluence of the smaller brancott and omaka valleys. This location is widely considered to be a very desirable area for grape growing in the southern valleys of Marlborough. The property is sensitively planted to sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir. Older well-established vines are situated on free draining silty clay loams. This.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinification Notes

Hand picked and chilled overnight prior to handsorting. 75% destemmed and 25% whole bunches included. Fermented in small stainless open top fermenters with 100% indigenous yeasts over a period of 3 weeks prior to pressing into French oak barrels for eighteen months (35% new). Bottled without fining or filtration