Wairau River Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 941621903308


This wine is a blend of two of our estate vineyards and also a combination of clones. With careful vineyard management, the crops are kept low to intensify flavour and extract colour. The Pinot Noir is fermented, pressed off and aged in French oak for about 9 months, then bottled. The aim with this wine is to be more fruit driven whilst retaining the inherent characteristics of Pinot Noir.
Category Red Wine
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Brand Wairau River
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorA crisp and juicy mix of strawberry, rhubarb and cherry flavors, lightly spiced with cinnamon and accented by fresh loamy earth, mineral and tobacco hints. Harmonious and supple, with a lovely, lingering finish. Drink now through 2023. 8,000 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, October 15, 2015
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateMedium ruby-purple in color the 2013 Pinot Noir shows a good expression of raspberry, wild strawberry and cherry aromas with a spicy undercurrent. Medium-bodied and bursting with red berry exuberance, it has a medium level of silky tannins, lively acid and a finish with good length.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2014