“Verismo” Pinot Noir Cellar Release

$105.00

Our premium Verismo Pinot Noir is carefully selected from just three small areas on the vineyard where we manage our vines to very low cropping levels with high levels of light exposure and careful canopy management. The wine is matured in 300 litre hogshead French oak for over 12 months with average of 45% of the wine in new oak. After blending the wine is returned to barrel for further maturation for several months prior to bottling. These two back vintage releases are exceptional value. Carefully stored in a temperature controlled warehouse and now ready to drink, or keep for many more years.

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An Italian word meaning realism and truth, Verismo also describes the ‘golden age’ of opera in the late 1800s. Verismo operas are based on simple stories but ones characterized by great passion and heightened emotions.

2008 Vintage
“Dark purple-red hues with an intense spice-laden aroma of cherry and plum over black forest gateaux create the first impression. The palate opens quickly with a broad spectrum of warm red fruits which are balanced by a tight structure of supple but dense plum-stone and vanilla pod tannins”.

2009 Vintage
“With fragrant aromas of raspberry, dark plum and cinnamon, this is a Pinot Noir that entices with its brooding sense of depth. The rich and warm palate is enveloped by red velvet tannins that unfold and caress”.

2010 Vintage
“A special vineyard selection has produced a Pinot Noir with intense aromas of raspberry, spices and chocolate. The palate of dense red fruits is gentle and has a finish that lingers with sweet vanilla and plum stone tannins”.