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"Soft & juicy with a velvety texture" Winemaker

This seductively smooth Pinot Noir offers outstanding value

Enjoy alongside crispy roast duck with orange, cranberry & walnut salad

Thornbury Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 16
$24.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $149.94 6 Btls, $130.38

Promotional offer ends on 29/08/2020

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Thornbury Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Thornbury Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Member rating / 16
Central Otago, with its distinctive mountainous terrain and long growing season, provides stunning expressions of Pinot Noir...
$24.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $149.94 6 Btls, $130.38

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Champion Pinot Noir

New Zealand Wine of the Year 2019

Awarded Trophy: Champion Single Vineyard Red Wine

New Zealand Wine of the Year 2019

Awarded Trophy: Best Wine - Central Otago

New Zealand Wine of the Year 2019

Description

The 2018 Thornbury Pinot Noir is a beautifully perfumed, rich and full bodied with hints of spice and dark cherry fruit notes. The palate is soft and juicy with a velvety texture.

Central Otago, with is distinctive mountainous terrain and long growing season provides stunning expressions of Pinot Noir. This Thornbury wine is no exception; beautifully perfumed, richly coloured with aromas of dark cherry and lush plum. This seductively smooth Pinot Noir offers outstanding value.

Pinot Noir grown on the dry, schist derived soils of Bendigo make up the components of this single vineyard Thornbury Pinot Noir. Dry, hot summers and cool nights produce low yielding vines, ideal for the development of intense flavour and tannin.

The vineyard was hand harvested between the 15th and 20th March, gently destemmed and cold soaked for 5-7 days to maximise colour and tannin stability. A mixture of natural and cultured yeasts was used during fermentation to add the desired flavour profile. A small percentage of the grapes were fermented with whole clusters to add aromatic complexity. After pressing, the wine was rested in 23% new French barriques until spring when malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine maturated was then aged in barrel for 12 months before being blended, lightly fined and filtered to bottle.

Food Pairing: Wild game such as duck or venison.

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Alcohol

14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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User comments (9)

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A
excellent wine - amazing value at this price.

Andrew - 29/06/2020

A steal for that price! Such a high quality Pinot from central

Dionne - 18/03/2020

K
Lovely smooth and lush feel for a enjoyable Pinot.

Kent - 28/02/2020

C
To get a Central Otago Pinot of this quality has got to be a bargain. Hard not to drink the whole bottle in one go.

Clayton - 24/11/2019

F
Love it. Given its win at NZ Wine Awards a seriously good buy at the price.

Frank - 22/11/2019

Especially nice as a pre-dinner drink on it's own.

Charlie - 20/11/2019

G
Can't disagree with the Judges - great value wine

Grant - 19/11/2019

Perfect

Richard - 15/11/2019

S
Excellent quality for the value

Sally - 22/06/2020


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