Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Noir 2011


The Pencarrow Pinot Noir has upstaged its more prestigious sibling over the last few years. Its success on the wine show circuit has no doubt been a result of the wine's bold fruity style and reasonable accessibility, the latter attribute a result of less intensive tannin management and the selection of barrels that have the balance for earlier drinking than the ‘Estate' wine. Winning gold medals and trophies has astounded some critics, but this second label's consistent performance cannot be denied. Either the criteria for wine show competitions must be changed, or all of the judges sacked! Teasing aside, the other reasons for the Pencarrow Pinot Noir accomplishments are increasing fruit quality from improving viticulture and the greater availability of high grade fruit. Consumers are not going to question the quality and value pricing, which should be celebrated. www.palliser.co.nz


  • Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Noir 2011

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