Spy Valley Wines 2013 Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand
ON $24.95 (734681)
The current release from Spy Valley reinforces Marlborough’s reputation as a source of well-priced and flavourful Pinot Noirs. Produced with 100 percent Pinot Noir grown at the Johnson Estate and Outpost vineyards, the fruit was hand-picked and fermented in open vats. Oak barrel maturation took place over the course of 12 months. This is a bright and juicy red wine, with ripe fruit flavours that are enhanced nicely by savoury and sweet notes. It’s a more powerful expression of the Pinot Noir grape, which adds to its attraction. Released from the winery in March 2015, this is just hitting its stride. Drink now to 2020.