Pencarrow Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 112762
  • ST89
Style: Light & Fruity

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 season in Martinborough with mid summer warmth and a favorable ripening period has produced a classic Pinot Noir. This Martinborough Pinot Noir was made with traditional Burgundian techniques including a pre-fermentation maceration, which allows wild yeast to initiate the fermentation and a post-fermentation maceration to ensure the complex tannin structure. After pressing it was matured in French oak casks for 9 months.

Good red color. Intense ripe fruit flavors of classic red and black berry fruits with a supple savoury note backed by pleasant oak characters. The palate is full, round and lingering with fine balance.

Critical Acclaim

"Good bright, full red. Raspberry and milk chocolate aromas are lifted by a floral note, with some smoky oak emerging with air. Juicy, dry and nicely ripe, with raspberry fruit given lift and definition by pepper and spice notes. Finishes clean, juicy and persistent, with tangy notes of red fruits and white pepper. "
89 Points

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Rating:
(11/3/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
I love this wine!!! Whenever I go online to make a purchase this is one the first brands I look up.
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Rating:
(11/1/2012)
A New Zealand Pinot - nuff said
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(11/29/2011)
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Learn About Pencarrow

The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, Palliser wines are served in some of the world's finest restaurants and enjoyed by thousands of people every day.

Winemaker Allan Johnson produces consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Their two brands – Palliser Estate and Pencarrow – offer a comprehensive portfolio of wines, including Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle, Noble Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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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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