The 2005 Vavasour Pinot Noir is a deep garnet color and shows aromatic cherry and spice on the nose. The concentrated palate exhibits
rich dark cherry flavors with a long, soft tannin finish. This wine can be enjoyed now and over the next 3 to 4 years.
"Right now this wine presents itself as being rather light and lacking intensity, but it does have some pretty black cherry fruit and intriguing spice notes, and it should fill... View More
The Vavasour family have a strong historical background. They can trace their ancestry back to the time of the Norman invasion of England. One of their ancestors is thought to have been a 'taster' for William the Conqueror. The rooster on the label is from the family crest, the emblem on the rooster is an indication of the family's lineage.The Vavasours arrived in New Zealand and established themselves in the Awatere Valley in 1890.