CashBurn 2011 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
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Spring was somewhat changeable and cool. The Growing Degree Days October-November were very low but this was made up for by a record breaking month of December 2011. Very good soil moisture during this period was a blessing and helped the plants establish new growth very well. One low snowfall briefly in November caused some frosty conditions to contend with. January brought had good spells of hot, dry weather, with fantastic flowering and mid-season conditions. Rain in February was welcome for the soils, while March was slightly wetter and milder than usual, slowing ripening a little in the final weeks. Picking commenced in the last week of March and early April frosts did not impact our harvest.
Lovely aromatic volume with notes of cherry, strawberry, cardamom, allspice and cinnamon along with floral tones. On the palate the wine shows mouth watering acidity to accompany the well structured tannins. Should improve in the bottle for a few years.