2010 Forrest Pinot Noir Marlborough
"Our 2010 Pinot Noir has delicious flavours of raspberry, strawberry and blackberry; a distinct underlying dark fruit cake character and hints of violets. The taste is all dark fruit cake and plum with hints of spice and a savoury, 'forest floor' aromas. It's full, complex and delicious on the palate; it will soften over the next 3-5 years to be at its most attractive drinking."
"The Pinot Noir grape is one of Marlborough Stars; the cool climate queen of red wine is a natural match for Marlborough's reliable cool dry vintage climate. The grapes typically show ripe berry fruit flavours - raspberry and strawberry; that distinctive 'Forrest floor' earthen aroma and fresh acidity. Our Pinot Noir grape is a complex amalgam of three different 'terroirs' - classic Wairau river valley stoney soils, southern valleys, Brancott aged clays and Northbank young stone/ clay mix. Each plot hand harvested, fermented in 2-3 ton lots hand plunged, skin contact post fermentation, gently pressed and then aged in 20/80 blend of new/old French oak barriques for 10 months."