Brancott Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 119067
  • W&S90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • W&S92
  • WS90

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Patrick Materman focuses on Brancott Estate vineyards for this wine, looking mostly to the hills of the southern Wairau Valley for fruit. It's bright and spicy, a fat pinot with tannins that carry the scent of dried roses and way clay. Pour it with braised duck. "
90 Points

Learn About Brancott Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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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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