2011 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

Plummy with hints of tobacco and good, food friendly acidity. Has some fragrant aromas of spice and wood including perhaps cinnamon, clove, allspice, and sandalwood similar to some Pinots from across the Marlborough Sounds. Think of Te Kairanga, Ata Rangi or Craggy Range.

2011 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir


as part of a mixed case.

Sorry, presently out. ETA pending.

Winemaker's Notes
"Our 2011 pinot noir captures your senses with immense florals including violets, boronia and flowering wild thyme. Raspberry licorish entices further along with wild strawberry, dark cherries, tabacco & spice. The palate is juicy but balanced by rich forest floor, clove and savoury flavours. Good tension between acid and fine tannins offers a well rounded palate with appealing length. We particularly enjoy our pinot noir with smoked duck breast, grilled portabello mushrooms and rack of venison."

Technical Notes
"A warm spring emerged from an unusually wet winter, providing the perfect conditions for rapid spring growth. Warm conditions continued and flowering occurred a week earlier than average in late November. Rainfall in November and December allowed for a high level of fruit set and strong bunch growth through January. These ideal conditions lead to heavy crops and therefore vineyards were ruthlessly thinned in late January to maximise fruit quality and advance ripening."