Wither Hills

Wither Hills Single Vineyard

Marlborough Benmorven Pinot Noir2011 Wither Hills Single Vineyard Marlborough Benmorven Pinot Noir 750ml

The wines of the Wither Hills Single Vineyard range - Rarangi, Benmorven and Taylor River - test the senses and demonstrate the superb synergy between region, vineyard site, variety and the winemaker. These vineyards define our unique sense of place within Marlborough.

Goes great with:

  • Game Bird

  • Game Meat

  • Lamb

  • Pork & Ham

$4999 RRP 750ml bottle

Garnet red in colour with earthy hues, the 2011 Single Vineyard Benmorven Pinot Noir shows warmth and elegance at first glance. With one swirl, aromas fill the glass with hedonistic sweet French oak spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, ripe morello cherry and fresh strawberries. The palate has soft chalky tannins and supple texture supporting juicy sweet red wild berry fruits that just melt in your mouth. This example of Benmorven Pinot Noir shows true “sense of place” with its gorgeous generosity of fruit, soft poised elegance and bright vibrancy on the palate. This is a wine to savour. Allow swirling and patience in the glass for maximum reward.

Description:

Color:
A dense dark congealed blood colour.
Aromas:
Hedonistic sweet French oak spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, ripe morello cherry and fresh strawberries.
Palate:
The palate has soft chalky tannins and supple texture supporting juicy sweet red wild berry fruits that just melt in your mouth.

Harvest Notes:

We witnessed great ripening throughout the season with the main difference versus recent years being the amount of rainfall in spring . As a result, Marlborough had some of the best looking canopies and healthy vines since 2003. This allowed the vines to work at their own speed and when we had the predicted ‘warmer than usual’ summer, the vines thrived and the fruit settled in for a great run into harvest. The slightly warmer nights and days have allowed the Pinot Noir to obtain ripe seed and skin tannin in balance with bright acidity and concentrated fruit flavors. All grapes were quality checked through our Vistalys optical berry sorter. It has been very rewarding to watch the different batches from our Pinot Noir vineyards develop over time. In September 2009 the Benmorven vineyard was converted to organic principles.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2011
Variety:
Benmorven Pinot Noir
Region:
Marlborough
Alcohol:
14%
pH:
3.45
Residual Sugar:
Dry