Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from New Zealand

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Item No. 56291
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Deep Red Boquet: A predominance of dark berry fruit derived characters. Tar and blackberry notes are especially to the fore. Extra complexity is derived from barrel ageing on fine lees. This adds a toasty gamey dimension to the wine.

Palate: Good fruit concentration that sits well with the oak and fruit tannin. This wine is muscular. The richness carries through to a long toasty finish.

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The brand name Spy Valley is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station within a few kilometers of the winery. Situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka River are the vineyards of Johnson Estate. Established in 1993 by the Johnson family, Johnson Estate was one of the pioneering...

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Learn About Other New Zealand

A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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