Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Central Otago    New Zealand   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Peregrine Pinot Noir 2006
Peregrine Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 93107)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $30.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 Burghound.com rating: 91 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for this wine came from the Cromwell basin (80%) and the Gibbston Valley (20%) The 2006 growing season provided the perfect growing conditions for premium Pinot Noir resulting in Peregrine's earliest harvest to date.

The wine was pressed to French oak barrels (35% new) where it spent 10 months. The wine was racked from barrel and lightly filtered before being bottled.

The 2006 Peregrine Pinot Noir has great depth of color. The nose has mocha, fresh fruit and spice while the palate overflows with dark fruits such as plums and cherries, spice and ample tannin to match the fruit and insure the wine will last for years to come.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Peregrine:

About Peregrine:

Set majestically in the rugged mountainous beauty of Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, this privately owned producer is committed to enhancing the environment with both their organically certified estates and winery and their 'hands on' involvement in the conservation of New Zealand’s native birds, the Saddleback and Mohua.

These passionate family wine producers have a philosophy of producing wine that is truly representative of the Central Otago region, drawing only the very best hand-picked fruit from the Peregrine vineyard sites in the Lowburn, Bendigo and Gibbston sub regions. In its short history it has been an impressive high achiever, with its wines winning numerous prestigious awards and trophies around the world, and its stunning winery building achieving international acclaim.

Peregrine produced its first vintage in 1998, and although known as a specialist Pinot Noir house, it also produces excellent Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.