Wine Type Red Wine
Style Medium Bodied Reds
Country New Zealand
Grower Name Blenheim Point
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Closure Screw Cap
Jascots tasting note...
" Vivid, intense prune and damson fruit with a freshened, cedar note in the finish that is perfectly integrated with the forward, rounded styling. "
Goes great with...
Roast Pork, Roast Lamb & Game & Venison
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Why you should buy this wine...
Blenheim Point's '09 effort is a really cracking bottle, surpassing all our experiences of previous vintages. It is completely delicious, showing a very refined Burgundian style rather than overwhelming New World opulence.
About The Grower Blenheim Point
Blenheim Point is family owned and operated by Murray and Daphne Brown, who have been growing grapes in Marlborough since 1980. Considered amongst the first Marlborough wine pioneers, they were the first contract growers in the area and eventually created their own label in 1992. In 2002, the Browns sold their original label and, having identified a specific area of great potential, bought 300 acres of land in the arid landscape of the Blind River area south of Seddon and the Awatere Valley. They were the first to plant vines in the area and soon established Blenheim Point wines, nowadays symbolised by the clock tower (which can be seen on each bottle) which stands in the centre point of Blenheim in the heart of the Marlborough region.
Blenheim Point believe in an equal share of craft, skill and innovation involved in the wine making process, with intensity of flavour and stylish structure their constant goal. Soils which were once used for simple pastoral grazing have been transformed into premium Pinot Noir sites, the clay soils leading to natural low vine vigour with balanced crop levels, resulting in a unique aromatic and flavoursome profile of fruit.
About The Region Marlborough View All Wines From This Region
Marlborough lies at the northern-most tip of New Zealand's South Island, and is the largest of the country's wine-producing regions. The local geography consists of a large, flat river valley with deep deposits of silt and gravel, however, significant variations in soil type in specific sites gives the terroir great diversity. The best sites feature shallow, stony soils with good drainage and a top layer of surface boulders which reflect the sun's rays and retain warmth during Marlborough's cool, clear summer nights.
Marlborough produces wines from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling but is famed the world over these days for its Sauvignon Blanc, which is probably the closest thing the country has to a national wine style, with its tropical and gooseberry flavours, combined with a certain unmistakeable herbaceous pungency.
About The Grape Variety Pinot Noir View All Wines With This Grape
Pinot Noir is the grape variety used in all quality red wines from Burgundy, and as a varietal wine in several parts of the New World, most notably New Zealand, California and Chile. It is also one of the three grape varieties commonly used in the production of Champagne and other traditional method sparkling wines of the world, either as a 100% blancs de noirs or (more commonly) as part of the traditional Champagne blend.
Pinot Noir is somewhat temperamental and, unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, can only flourish in certain conditions and when afforded the utmost care on the part of vine-grower and wine-maker alike. Relatively, thin-skinned, the grapes produce red wines of lower tannins, lighter colour and great charm and delicacy which evolve comparatively quickly, although the very best examples are slow to fade.