From the winemaker…
A great depth of deep purple colour with a vibrant purple hue.
An intense nose of complex spice with subtle stemmy, dark plum fruit. Tremendous depth and concentration to the fruit aromatics with background liquorice from the stem inclusion.
Layers of complex fruit characters – immense but vibrant and contained. The spicy plum fruit carries straight to the entry onto the palate. A soft and generous texture gives way to fine grain structural tannins.
Softness and elegance with juicy acidity balancing the core of plush fruit. Then it’s line and length all the way, the persistency is almost timeless. This is a highly approachable wine.
“It was our very first A2 ever released and it had aged incredibly well – stole the show actually. Six years in and it was bright, alive and beautifully balanced”
2013 A2 tasting notes
Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014 Pure Gold
Why we love it…
A lovely Pinot Noir with a bit of age – allow it to breathe and it will reward you. A fruit forward style with restraint, just delicious.
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