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"Juicy palate that is vibrant & fruit expressive" Wine Orbit

Subtle smoke, forest fruits & ripe dark cherries are captured in this silky, soft Pinot

The perfect accompaniment to any outdoor barbeque, red meats and wild game

Alex K Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

$25.50p/Btl
Elsewhere $28.00 $24.35
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Alex K Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Alex K Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Alex K seek far and wide across various South Island regions to source fruit that shows distinct regional characteristics, to bring delicious, well-made wines...
$25.50p/Btl
Elsewhere $28.00 $24.35

Accolades

Awarded 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2018

Awarded 93/100 Points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2018

Description

"It is delightfully expressed on the nose showing dark cherry, spiced plum, mixed spice and toasted almond characters, followed by a juicy palate that is vibrant and fruit expressive. The wine offers refreshing mouthfeel and silky texture, well structured by fine, chalky tannins. Instantly appealing. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2018

Subtle smoke, forest fruits & ripe dark cherries captured in a silky, soft Pinot Noir.

This pinot noir is unfined and unfiltered, the cloudy nature of this wine is a natural outcome of this winemaking style leaving flavor and texture.

Alex K aims to deliver wines which punch above their weight, offering great quality and value for money. From far and wide in their backyard they seek fruit from various South Island regions which show distinct regional characteristics, to bring delicious, well-made wines, which are truly expressive of their terroir.

The strong El Nino produced cooler south and southwest weather than normal in the spring and early summer. Fortunately, the weather was fine during flowering and fruit set was good. The cool spring meant bunches were a little smaller than recent years, which is not a bad thing. In February the heat really picked up producing our hottest February ever and was just what was needed to keep the season on track. March and April were ideal for ripening grapes. The quality of fruit picked was excellent and volume was right on target. Overall the season will be remembered for the cooler than normal spring and the particularly warm February plus the persistent winds, the extra low rainfall and the high number of frosts.

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Alcohol

14.1%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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