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Ribbonwood Pinot Noir 2012

The Experience

Drink When...
It’s time to let your worries go
Listen To...
The Eagles
Think About...
Don’t worry, be happy
Drink With...
Chargrilled lamb chops

Pinot Noir, as any fan of Sideways will tell you, is a tricky and temperamental grape – difficult and delicate both in the growing and the wine-making. But don’t despair, or drive your car into a tree (just try getting spare parts for a Saab these days), just twist the cap off one of these rather elegant Pinots from Marlborough. Made from hand-picked grapes this wine is aged in French oak to give a superb balance of summery fruits and smoky undertones. Which makes us think it might just be time to light the barbeque…

The Vital Statistics

Country
New Zealand
Region
Marlborough
Vintage
2012
Drink
2483
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
43
Alcohol Units
10.5
Awards
Bronze – New Zealand International Wine Show 2011. 90 Points – Wine Orbit – NZ

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The Style

Grape
Pinot Noir (100%)
Character
Fruity
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Anthony Reynolds in The Independent, 15/2/14: "… it's in pinot noir that New Zealand has made great strides towards the finest that red burgundy can offer. You get some idea of the value with the mulberryish 2012 Ribbonwood Pinot Noir…"
Ribbonwood is an exciting new initiative from the team at Framingham (Est. 1994); a boutique winery based in Renwick, Marlborough, renowned for the terrific quality of its aromatic varietals. They planted their first Ribbonwood, New Zealand’s tallest native deciduous tree, beside the winery back in 1998. Today numerous trees border the original Ribbonwood Block vineyard. Over the last ten years they have planted in excess of 1,000 native shrubs and trees to enhance both the winery wastewater treatment processes and the biodiversity of the vineyard. More recently, the Ribbonwood packaging was switched to embrace light-weight bottles and recycled cartons, further reducing the carbon footprint. Since vintage 2009 the winery has been accredited for achieving 100% environmentally sustainable vineyard and winery practices
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