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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2009
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 110773)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $38.99

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:

This wine is deep garnet red in colour with wonderfully fragrant ripe cherry and violet with spicy toast highlights and overlying complex, rich plum notes. The palate is characterised by sweet ripe cherry and plum fruit with spicy complexity and a generous mid palate. Firm yet silky tannins balance the concentration of flavour yielding to a smooth, chocolate finish.

Given this wine's peerless structure, it will continue to improve for some number of years before reaching its full potential. Its fine structure and intense concentration make it an ideal match for a wide range of foods. It will match well with porcini or field mushroom pasta or 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.