Vynfields Martinborough Pinot Noir 2011

05-Nov-2012
The consistent high quality and show success of the Vynfields Pinot Noirs for the past decade must place them pretty much among the top tier for Martinborough. The vineyard, established in 1991, and situated on the famed Martinborough Terrace has the provenance and maturity that is the basis for this recognition, but owners John Bell and Kaye McAulay have not stood still, as their conversion to certified organic status and biodynamic regimes testify. Over successive vintages, they have identified the performance and characteristics of each of the plots in their 5.3 ha vineyard and adapted vineyard practices to suit as well as dedicating certain plots to either the ‘Estate' or ‘Reserve' tier wines. The ‘Reserve' wine is made from vines cropped at a low 19 hl/ha, much less than the 35 hl/ha level of grand cru burgundy. The ‘Estate' wine is 40 hl/ha, approximately on par. It is no wonder both wines are packed with character. Here is my review of the new 2011 Vynfields ‘Estate' Pinot Noir. www.vynfields.com

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