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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2006
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 94965)

PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $33.99

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:

Deep garnet red in colour with aromas of fragrant ripe cherry, spicy toast and violet highlights overlying rich plum and savoury notes. The palate is characterised by a sweet ripe plum and cherry fruit with spicy complexity and a generous mid palate. Firm yet fi ne tannin structure balanced with concentration of flavor yielding to a silky chocolate fi nish.

Given this wine's peerless structure, it will continue to improve for some number of years before reaching its full potential. This wine's fine structure and intense concentration make it an ideal match for a wide range of foods. It will match well with porcini or fi eld mushroom pasta/risotto. The richness also lends itself to rare venison, grilled ostrich or a variety of slow cooked game meat casseroles such as rabbit or fowl with winter vegetables.

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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.