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Rich & sumptuous with lovely minerality

Beautifully perfumed with fragrant spice, dried herbs, black doris plums & lifted red fruits

Pair with a classic scotch fillet or juicy venison steak

Judge Rock Alexandra Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

$41.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $45.00 $39.13
6 Btls, $251.94 6 Btls, $219.08
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded Top 5
Judge Rock Alexandra Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Judge Rock Alexandra Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Showcasing the premium quality of Judge Rock wines...
$41.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $45.00 $39.13
6 Btls, $251.94 6 Btls, $219.08

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & 5 Stars

Dish Magazine May 2019

Awarded 5 Stars

Cuisine Magazine Apr 2018

Top 5: No.4 Pinot Noir

Cuisine Magazine Apr 2018

Top 5: No.4 Pinot Noir NZ

Dish Magazine May 2019

 

Description

  • Herbs & spice
  • Black Doris plum
  • Raspberry
  • Medium tannins

Very dark purple with paler purple hues. Fragrant spice, dried herbs, black doris plums and lifted red fruits. The palate has a rich warm entry with plums, raspberries, violets and leather.  This wine is nicely structured with medium grain tannins, rich mid palate and a good line of acid. The finish is very long with a lovely minerality.

Judge Rock's westerly facing vineyard misses the early morning sun but bakes in the late sun. They cordon prune to 4-5 spurs per side to control the crop load. Vines are tended by hand 12-14 times a season with shoot thinning to two shoots per spur, tucking up, lateral removal, bunch thinning to 2 bunches per shoot, shoulder removal and leaf plucked for maximum sun exposure pre-veraison, removal of non-coloured bunches post veraison Bunch weights averaged 80g per bunch.

The fruit was harvested on 17-19 April 2016 and was destemmed into 1 x 9T stainless steel tank followed by fermentation carried out by indigenous yeasts until the wine was dry. The wine was aged in French Oak barriques for around 9 months, of which 29% was new oak.

Seal

Screw Cap

Payment

Alcohol

14.2%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

NA

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