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Stanley Estates Pinot Noir Block 8

18.75 RRP: £24.15

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Stanley Estates Pinot Noir Block 8 is a fabulous medium-bodied, fruit-driven red wine. It combines appealing fruit richness with a savoury undertone, displaying aromas of red and black plums, raspberries and boyensenberries on the nose. Soft on the palate, the effect of the oak maturation is subtle, allowing the development of silky tannins. It is nicely weighted and textured, with a generous and lingering finish that is spicy and delicately dry.

Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Awatere Valley
Vintage: 2013
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Fruity, spicy and savoury
Drink With: Salmon teriyaki

The 2013 growing season at Stanley Estates was near perfect, one of the best on record. With good weather, long sunshine hours and sufficient heat units throughout the summer, the fruit ripened to perfection, although cropping levels were about 10% below normal. The weather gods played ball at harvest, throughout the picking and well into the autumn.

The fruit was de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel vats, where it went through a controlled fermentation using French yeasts. The cap was plunged up to 3 times a day during fermentation. Once finished, the Stanley Estates Pinot Noir Block 8 spent some time on the lees before being transferred to barrels. It aged for 10 months in 20% new French oak barriques to enhance the tannin structure and to develop a real depth of flavour and palate weight in the wine.

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