Brancott Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
This Pinot Noir stands out for the fantastic value it delivers. With its strongly-flavored dark cherry and plum fruit, its velvet structure and its spice and savory complexity, it presents all the hallmarks of Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir.
Garnet red in color, this wine exhibits ripe cherry and spice accentuated with rich plum and savory highlights. It has a rich, sweet approach displaying ripe dark berry fruits, subtle oak spice, velvety tannins and a long concentrated finish. Firm, yet fine tannin structure balance with concentration of flavour in this wine.
This is light and simple up until the finish, where the gentle, grape-scented fruit brightens toward scents of herbs and deepens into mineral tannins. The finish has an ocean air salinity, to pour with roast sea bass.
The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the... View More