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A fantastic selection of Pinots from hillside vineyards

Terra being the Latin for earth, the name echoes a deep emphasis on terroir

Fabulous food wines that can stand a bit of heat, pair alongside Asian inspired dishes with touch of spice such as char-siu pork

TerraVin Marlborough Pinot Noir Collection

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$28.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $40.00 $34.78
6 Btls, $173.94 6 Btls, $151.25

TerraVin Marlborough Pinot Noir Collection

Member rating / 1
Founded in 1999, TerraVin has a committed focus on growing and making exceptional wines from hillside vineyards...
$28.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $40.00 $34.78
6 Btls, $173.94 6 Btls, $151.25

Founded in 1999, TerraVin has a committed focus on growing and making exceptional wines from hillside vineyards. Terra being the Latin for earth, the name echoes a deep emphasis on terroir. TerraVin draws Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc fruit from densely planted vineyards stretching across the revered Southern Valleys of Marlborough. The resulting wines are afforded their true expression through low yields, gentle handling and winemaker Gordon Ritchie’s intuitive approach.

2 x TerraVin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

AWARDED 18.5/20 POINTS: Raymond Chan, Jun 2016

"Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and openly accessible with aromas of ripe dark raspberry fruit that build to form a firm core with interwoven notes of dark herbs, dark red florals and suggestions of oak spices. This has attractive layers of fresh, aromatic detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate features sweet and juicy, vibrant and bright fruit flavours of dark raspberries and cherries along with subtle notes of dark herbs and oak spices. The mouthfeel is lively with good vigour and energy and flows along a fine, grainy-textured line with fresh, lacy acidity lending tension" Raymond Chan, Jun 2016

A cool September and October resulted in later budburst, however late November and December were warm and very good flowering ensued. This was backed up by a classic Marlborough summer with the expected diurnal variation. Judicious fruit removal and resulting low bunch numbers ensured good concentration. Fruit was gently destemmed and fermented in small batches using indigenous yeast. Ageing in French oak barriques for 12 to 16 months including MLF employing naturally occurring malolactic bacteria preceded a rigorous selection process and eventual blending and conditioning in tank.

Alc: 13.6% - Seal: Screw Cap

2 x TerraVin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

AWARDED 93/100 POINTS: Lisa Perrotti-Brown Master of Wine, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Dec 2014

AWARDED 18/20 POINTS: Raymond Chan, Feb 2015

AWARDED 4 STARS: Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2015

"The nose is firmly concentrated and solid in presentation. The fruit is lifted by red floral elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich, plush and soft in density with well-packed flavours of savoury red berry fruits lifted by floral elements. Layers of dried herbs, undergrowth and a suggestion of game add interest. The mouthfeel is soft but well-structured with plenty of underlying extraction to match the fruit sweetness, carrying the savoury flavours to a long, solid and textured finish" Raymond Chan, Feb 2015

"Ruby-hued, it is a fragrant, medium to full-bodied red with moderately concentrated, cherry, plum and spice flavours, some herbal notes, and balanced tannins" Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2015

"Pale ruby with a hint of purple, the 2012 Pinot Noir opens with notes of tar, Ceylon tea and rose hips accenting a core of cranberries, red cherries and game. Medium-bodied and delicately fruited in the mouth, it has a quiet intensity and plenty of layers with silky tannins and a long, lively finish" Lisa Perrotti-Brown Master of Wine, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Dec 2014

Pale ruby with a hint of purple, the 2012 Pinot Noir opens with notes of tar, Ceylon tea and rose hips accenting a core of cranberries, red cherries and game. Medium-bodied and delicately fruited in the mouth, it has a quiet intensity and plenty of layers with silky tannins and a long, lively finish

Restricted flowering and fruit set due to a cool spring and the coldest summer for many years resulted in very low yields. Fortunately from late March we enjoyed a classic Marlborough ‘Indian Summer’ which allowed the smaller berries and low bunch numbers to ripen evenly. This resulted in excellent concentration of flavour and balance; the only downside is the lower volume. Fruit was gently destemmed and fermented in small batches using indigenous yeast. Ageing in French oak barriques for 12 to 16 months including MLF employing naturally occurring malolactic bacteria preceded a rigorous selection process and eventual blending and conditioning in tank.

Alc: 13% - Seal: Screw Cap

2 x TerraVin Hillside Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Awarded 95/100 Points: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

Awarded 18.5/20 Points: Raymond Chan,  Aug 2013

Awarded 91/100 Points: Lisa Perrotti-Brown Master of Wine, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Dec 2014

"Full, solid, densely concentrated bouquet of ripe, dark red berry fruits and dark plums, along with complexing notes of spicy oak, and savoury violet florals.  Full-bodied, the fruit is a little locked up, but dark berry and plum flavours emerge in the glass with spicy oak elements.  The palate is fulsome in structure and texture, with real weight and presence.  Soft acidity lends a rounded edge, but the extract and tannins feature, with some alcohol adding to the power.  The flavours are carried to a long, firm, dry finish with dark fruit notes" Raymond Chan,  Aug 2013

"This is bold and sturdy, yet elegant and delicately structured. The beautifully complex, focused and succulent with velvety texture and plenty of polished tannins. A youthful pinot already showing immense appeal but it will no doubt develop gracefully. At its best: now to 2020" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

"Fills the palate with maturing red fruit and earthy layers that are supported with a grainy tannin backbone and a long finish" Lisa Perrotti-Brown Master of Wine, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Dec 2014

Fruit was gently de-stemmed and fermentation started naturally with indigenous yeast after a 5 to 7 day ambient soak. Aged in barrel for 14 to 18 months. French oak; Damy,
Rousseau, Tonnellerie de Mercurey. 28% new oak

Alc: 13.6% - Seal: Screw Cap

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13.6%

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Of the three wines in the collection, I preferred the 2012, but all very enjoyable.

David - 12/12/2018


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