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Pizzicato Pinot Noir RESERVE 2016

Tasting Notes

Like most other small self-contained operators we sometimes fret about getting supermarket prices for hand-tended premium wines.  So alongside our excellent Pizzicato we’ve introduced a Reserve version at a proper price.  Apart from some special attention in the winery,  like a different proportion of whole berry maceration and the use of premium French oak, the main distinction comes from employing different clones.  Clonal variation is probably the main source of distinctive and complex Pinot Noir.
Our Reserve Pizzicato Pinot is derived from six distinct clones.  The result is a wine of gravitas and tight structure with a lovely silky  texture – a hallmark of excellence in Pinot Noir.  Maximum flavour expression has been preserved, with the Reserve neither filtered or fined.  The 2016 will cellar for at least 6 years.  Such perseverance will be amply rewarded with increased savoury character.  For early drinking, a period of extended breathing seems to enhance the gustatory experience.

Quantity

Price: $50.00

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Pizzicato Pinot Noir 2017

Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage was characterised by a cool start, patchy weather and what passed for summer starting in late February – i.e. an awkward year in the vineyard.
Despite these conditions our fruit came in clean and we picked between 5-10 April.  Average brix a little lighter than usual at 22.7.  The wine is savoury (10/5 clone) and delicious with a lighter texture than the 2016 – a delicate little number reminding you that unlike cabernet, which is bigger, Pinot Noir is complex and gentle simultaneously.
As someone said, “ it expresses the vineyard perfectly.”  The greatest compliment is “Its typical – very Pinot.”  Try it with pork, mushrooms and densely textured fish like salmon, tuna, groper etc.  Cellared properly Pizzicato ‘17 will travel gracefully to 2022.
Not understanding Pinot any better than economics PresidentTrump was caught recently sprinkling burgundy on a raspberry cupcake.  This is not recommended.

Quantity

Price: $38.00

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