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Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

05 September,2018

Wooing Tree was established in 2002 by the Farquharson and Bews families as a Central Otago Pinot Noir specialist. They have 17 ha of Pinot Noir in clones 5, 6, 115, 667 and 777 planted in their vineyard by the ‘Big Fruit’ sculpture on the edge of Cromwell. Their vineyard can be easily discerned by the near-century old pine tree in it, after which the vineyard is named. Wooing Tree make a number of wines that are all variations of Pinot Noir from Blanc de Noir, Rosé and Sweet wine, and also three table wine Pinot Noirs, all of which have proven to be top award winners. The flagship is the ‘Sandstorm Reserve’ and the secondary label is ‘Beetle Juice’, but it is their ‘Estate’ label that is the mainstay. Here I review the new release 2015 Wooing Tree Pinot Noir. www.wooingtree.co.nz

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Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Otago

18.5-/20

Deepish, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim with a little garnet. The nose is full and voluminous with rich, deep aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with notes of dark plums and a subtle layering og dark herbs, spice nuances, liquorice and earth detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a complex amalgam of flavours with rich and ripe cherry and berry fruit melded with savoury plums, dark herbs, spice and liquorice notes and earth. The fruit forms a solid core, the richness balanced by fine, grainy tannin extraction and structure, with soft acidity. The flavours carry to a savoury finish of berries, plums, herbs and earth. This is a rich Pinot Noir with complex red berry fruit along with savoury plum, herb and earth notes on a well-structured palate. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the ‘Wooing Tree’ vineyard, clones 115, 777 and 667, hand-picked and fermented with 5% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 29% new French oak. Winemaker: Peter Bartle. 18.5-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $48.00

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