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    Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Central Otago, New Zealand

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    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Light & Fruity

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 102964

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The grapes for this wine come from selected premium Central Otago vineyards. The warm dry summer meant we started harvesting in late March. The fruit was all de-stemmed to enhance the natural fruit characters of Central Otago. The grapes stayed in the fermentor on average for a total of 24 days with temperatures peaking at 320C. The wine was plunged or turned over once daily during pre-fermentation and three times daily during fermentation. When the wine tasted in harmony it was pressed off to French oak barrels where it resided on lees for 9 months. It underwent malolactic fermentation during early spring, was racked out of barrel in early summer and was not fined prior to filtration and bottling.

    This wine exhibits a lovely mix of red and black berry fruits with further complexity gained from oak spice. The wine has a sweet berry entry which displays these same characters in abundance. Tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These are balanced by the wine's acidity and fruit, to produce a long fruit driven finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright and tangy, with a peppermint candy note wafting through the cherry and raspberry flavors, lingering easily against fine tannins. Drink now through 2015.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Bill Zipper (11/10/2011)
    kind of dry; not the greatest first day; got some better but keep looking
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    Esmerelda99 (9/9/2011)

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