Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Morrison Vineyard is a 12 ha property with a 7.5 hectare vineyard situated on Wanaka Road in the foothills of the Lowburn and Parkburn Terraces, first planted in 1997. Farmed using bio-gro certified organic practices. Vinified using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts and 15 months in French oak. The 2011 is a mixture of two fermenters – one using 100% whole bunches – the other using our usual practice of de-stemmed with around 25% whole bunches.

Morrison vineyard grows a textural wine built around fine yet lean tannins and delicate fruits. This year we see the wine displaying perfumed aromatics of floral and herbal notes, a sinewy core of both red and dark fruits all over fine grained tannins. The 2011 vintage grew wines that are delicate, supple and long in length. This is not a big concentrated style but a more elegant and restrained wine showing balance, power and finesse.

Re-released in dec 2016  –  after several more years of bottled aging the wine has developed a supple of super elegant texture. savoury herbal and bloody great to be honest

 No filtration or fining, deposits may form

Winemaker: Duncan Forsyth,  bottled August 2012, 371 cases total.

Decanter April 2016  – #7  – Top 10 Pinot Noirs outside Burgundy