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Loveblock 2020 Pinot Noir, Central Otago

Loveblock 2020 Pinot Noir, Central Otago

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Wine Spectator

Central Otago turns out New Zealand's most celebrated Pinot Noirs

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  • 93 Points!
  • Esteemed Winemaker Kim Crawford
  • "Harmonious and powerful."

About Loveblock 2020 Pinot Noir, Central Otago

Expanding his horizons, celebrated New Zealand winemaker Kim Crawford now has a Pinot Noir vineyard in Central Otago. Of course, known for his iconic Sauvignon Blanc, when he started his new Loveblock winery with his wife Erica, he knew that making New Zealand's other signature wine, Central Otago Pinot Noir was an absolute must. Acquired a small vineyard in Bendigo called Someone's Darling with good draining soil and low yields, it's in the warmer part of Central Otago which brings good ripeness and layered flavors.

After a five-day cold soak fermentation included a twice-daily hand punch-down followed by 8 months in oak barrels. This Pinot shows the rich fruit character that the region is famous for as well as the deft hand of an already legendary winemaker.

Wine Spectator scored this 93 points saying "Fresh and lively, revealing a pretty floral note of violet, with cherry, plum and robust tobacco flavors. Offers a hint of dark chocolate on the firm, muscular finish. Harmonious and powerful. Drink now."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 13.5%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country New Zealand

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