Loveblock, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
Our (Kim and Erica Crawford) Loveblock vineyard in Central Otago is in the warmer area of this extreme grape growing region and tends to have more robust flavours. The five clones planted here each contribute to the spectrum of perfume and flavour, giving the vibrant, fruit driven profile we seek. We pay extra attention to make sure the wine is not over extracted or over oaked and after eight months of ageing, the wine was stabilised and coarse filtered. Approximately 50% of this wine was aged in oak. You have the tastes of black plum, with layers of cherry and sweet berries that play on the palate and dance with hints of violet and savoury notes. The tannins are dry with hints of cigar to make this a versatile wine that can be paired with turkey, salmon, lamb or beef.
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