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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2011
Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 119067)
screw cap wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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:

The deep garnet red color reflects the depth of fragrance. Ripe, dark red berry and stone fruit aromas abound and are highlighted with complex, spicy oak highlights and savory nuances. The palate is deceptively mellow and continues the fruit themes while adding chocolate and mocha smoothness to the melange of fleshy stone fruit flavors. Savory complexity and spice add breadth to the mid palate while smooth velvety tannins provide a seamless balance with the rich fruit concentration.
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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.