Vidal - Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 - New Zealand Red Wine 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £14.09 In Stock
Description: Beautifully fragrant red berry and floral aromas combine with flavours of cherry, spice and earthy undertones on a finely textured palate.
Enjoyable in its youth, this single vineyard wine will gain further complexity with time.
100% Pinot Noir.
Bunches were delivered to the winery in small picking bins, where they were destemmed, lightly crushed, and cold soaked on skins at 10-12°C for 10 days. Ferments were hand plunged allowing gentle extraction of flavour, aroma and colour compounds. To ensure good tannin structure and savoury complexity, some batches were hot fermented to maximise extraction, while others were kept cooler to retain fruit characters. The wine was then pressed and run to French barriques [20% new] where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was left in barrel on gross lees until the following summer in our cooled cellars at which time it was gently egg white fined, minimally filtered, blended and bottled.
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Vidal wines are made with food in mind and a passion for sharing with great food and good friends. The story began when Anthony Joseph Vidal journeyed from Spain to New Zealand in 1905 where he purchased a Hawkes Bay stable yard and set about converting it into a cellar and winery. It was from there he became one of New Zealand's early wine innovators.
Family-owned until the 1970's, Vidal was purchased in 1976 by George Fistonich who has consistently built on Vidal's reputation as a quality wine producer ever since. In 1979 Vidal opened New Zealand's first winery restaurant where Anthony's passion for good food and good wine lives on today and is celebrated by the flame on every bottle of wine.
The Vidal winemaking philosophy focuses on minimal intervention from vineyard site to bottle. The result is a collection of award-winning and highly acclaimed wines which are true to their roots and exhibit the perfect combination of balance, concentration and complexity.