WOOING TREE SANDSTORM PINOT NOIR 2012

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Winery notes (2012 Vintage)
"Cromwell’s Wooing Tree, is a family owned single vineyard site, located in the heart of Central Otago, the wine region fast becoming known for its top quality Pinot Noir. For many thousands of years Cromwell has been subjected to sandstorms during strong NW winds. Wind blown sands form Cromwell’s unique habitat as one of the only inland sand dunes in New Zealand. The development of Wooing Tree vineyard created a few sandstorms of its own.

Especially low yielding ripe hand picked fruit, gentle winemaking and extended maturation in French oak have resulted in a complex and powerful wine. It has aromas of ripe cherries and plums, a rich and silky smooth palate and a long spicy finish. A great example of one of the best Central Otago Pinot Noirs – Best rewards are gained by careful cellaring."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2012 Vintage)
"Estate-grown at Cromwell, this wine is hand-picked from especially low-yielding vines and given extended oak-aging. Built to last, the 2012 was matured for over a year in French oak casks (33 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is sturdy, savoury and very youthful, with deep, complex plum, spice, cherry and nut flavours, a firm foundation of tannin, and obvious potential."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, August 2017 (2012 Vintage)
"​Even, dark ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is full and deeply concentrated with well-packed complex aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit harmoniously melded with secondary spicy and earthy notes, dark and dried herbs, along with sweet, nutty, cedary oak. This is beginning to show development interest. Full-bodied, the palate is rich and lush with sweet and savoury fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruit interwoven with herb, earth and spicy layers, unfolding lifted, nutty and cedary oak. The fruit richness is enhanced by fresh acidity, and supported by considerable fine-gained tannin structure. This has weight and presence, and the wine flows with good grip to a long, lingering rich and sweet finish. This is a rich, lusciously sweet, complex-flavoured Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry, herb, earth and spicy notes, nutty oak and plenty of structure forming a fulsome palate. Match with game ,eat dishes and semi-hard cheeses over the next 7-9 years. Hand-picked clone 115 fruit from the ‘Wooing Tree; vineyard, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 13 months in 30% new French oak. 240 dozen made."


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