Vynfields Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

It would have been a tough act for Vynfields to follow the success of the 2009 Pinot Noirs. The 2009 vintage has turned out to be a superlative one for them, the ‘Reserve' Pinot Noir gaining gold and top in class at the IWSC, the ‘estate' Pinot Noir taking silver at that show and a gold in the Decanter Wine Awards. 2010 was a vintage that was cooler and took longer to accumulate the heat units to full ripeness, something that thankfully happened with a rush as autumn progressed. Many see this type of growing season ideal for the development of finesse and outstanding aromatics, and it seems as though this is the case for Vynfields. While many North Island producers struggled with this scenario, it may be possible that the organic and biodynamic growing regime employed has provided the balance in the vines to manage what can be seen as potentially difficult circumstances? Whatever you believe, Vynfields have released an excellent 2010 ‘estate' Pinot Noir, showing better in my opinion than the 2009 at the same point in time. I have had reports that the ‘Reserve' Pinot Noir 2010 from Kaye McAulay and John Bell is another stunner. My review of this wine will follow. www.vynfields.com


  • Vynfields Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

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