Wild South Wine have released two new wines and they are being delectably described as inviting, intense and aromatic.
The 2010 vintage continues to produce wines with intense flavour and inviting aromas and these two stunning new releases from Wild South’s award-winning winemaker Christie Brown are no exception.
The new releases are the 2010 Wild South Marlborough Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
Grapes for both wines were sourced from the Waihopai and Awatere Valleys and once again this vintage has come up trumps producing wines which are rich in aroma & ripe in flavour.
According to Christie it was a luxury vintage thanks to a long dry autumn which allowed for a steady growing period without the stress of rain.
“As our vineyard in the Waihopai Valley matures, the pinot vines perform better and better. Although young, this wine shows great fruit, acid and oak giving it wonderful structure and balance. I am really interested to see how this wine develops over time,” says Christie.
The 2010 Marlborough Pinot Gris has a brilliant, old gold appearance with warm and inviting aromas of ripe pear and rich quince. This gives the wine a lifted heady fragrance which is softly balanced by delicate floral notes. The palate continues to surprise with sweet lemon and lime notes which give way to a lingering tropical banana and melon finish.
Our second new release, the 2010 Pinot Noir is an intense bouquet of cinnamon and spice which flows into a wonderfully rich fusion of ripe cherries and Omega plums. This richness is balanced with a subtle hint of toasted oak. The palate gives a seamless flow of velvet tannins mixed with warm earthy notes. Zesty baked plums add to an intense lingering finish.
The 2010 Wild South Marlborough Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are available at wine outlets nationwide. RRP $18.99