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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2004
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 87052)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Deep garnet red.

Aromas: Lifted dark berry fruits, black cherry with hints of savory spice and chocolate.

Palate: The palate shows wonderful density with warm, dark plum and berry fruit. There is a perceived sweetness from the ripe fruit, while the tannins are fine and seamless.

Serving suggestions: The wine's concentration and underlying elegance makes it an ideal match to a wide range of foods. It is perfectly matched to porcini or field mushroom risotto or pasta. The savory richness also lends itself to rare venison, grilled ostrich, slow-cooked rabbit, hare or wild fowl stews with winter vegetables.

Cellaring: A complex, finely structured wine which will age gracefully for at least six years.

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About Brancott:

The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.