Deep ruby red in colour with ripe blackberry, dark cherry and plum aromas. A soft approachable palate with ripe, dark fruit flavours, silky smooth tannins and balanced toasty oak. Good concentration and structure with a hint of palate sweetness.
Country of Origin
Alcohol by volume: 13.2%
Alcoholic content: 9.9 units
Producer: Brancott Estate
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Patrick Materman
Agent: Pernod Ricard UK Ltd
Wine colour: Red
Type of closure: Screwcap
Storage instructions: This wine can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 3 years
Vinification: The grapes were harvested from late March to late April 2011. After harvest, the grapes were destemmed then underwent a three to four-day cold soak prior to fermentation in closed-top fermenters. A number of yeast strains were used to provide a complex range of flavours. The wine was then drained and racked to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation to naturally soften the acidity.
History: Brancott Vineyard is our original Marlborough Vineyard and inspiration behind our name. With its special combination of soil, sun and climate, this is where we first pioneered our country’s most internationally-acclaimed varietal – Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Regional information: Another excellent growing season with dry conditions for most of the harvest. A warm November and December set up good flowering and fruit set. Cooler weather over late February through till the end of harvest slowed the season up, but this is seen as very positive in terms of retaining natural acidity in the wines and in building intensity of flavour. Although rain was experienced in late April, this had little effect on the vintage as most of the fruit had already been harvested.