Awatere Pinot Noir 2016

68.00 SGD
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Sommelier's Notes

The 2016 Awatere River Pinot Noir is made from grapes from two different sites that have complementary characteristics in terms of flavour and tannins. The winemaking process has been gentle with a largely hands-off approach to showcase the excellent cherry and berry fruits with subtle herb aromas to allow the elegance and finesse on the palate all good Pinot Noirs should have.

Texturally silky and elegant on the palate with fine acidity.


This wine shows the intensity of flavours, typical of the variety, with balance, concentration and purity along with the vibrant fruit characters that Marlborough wines are known for.


Winery: Awatere River


Awatere River has been created by Louis Vavasour, part of a well known winemaking family, who settled in the Awatere Valley in 1890 and built the first winery here in the early 1980s.

A Roseworthy College graduate, Louis honed his craft working as an assistant winemaker in France, California and Australia, before returning to the place where he was born to start his own winemaking business.

Awatere River is the culmination of 10 years immersion in winemaking and draws on over a century of Vavasour family tradition.


General Aging:


Culinary Recommendation: To serve at 16 - 18 C. Good match with Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Usually Bought Together

REGION: New Zealand
Appellation: Marlborough
Region: New Zealand
Estate: Awatere River
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir, mixed clones
Did you know?: The 2016 Awatere River Pinot Noir is made from grapes from two different sites that have complementary characteristics in terms of flavour and tannins.
Specifications
Medium density bright garnet red
The nose is concentrated and shows typical characters of Marlborough Pinot Noir – black cherry, plum, violets, spice, a background of charry oak and hints of dried herbs
The palate is soft and silky, with fine dry tannins, complex varietal characters and a persistent finish with sweet fruit
15 C
Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
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