2012 Pinot Noir
Our Shaky Bridge Artisan Series wine is made from the best of our hand-picked fruit, and
defines our skill as a producer of quality wines. Hands on winemaking and endless attention
to detail allow us to create multi-layered wines of exceptional quality. The Artisan Series
wine provides a rewarding tasting experience and demonstrates the high quality attributes of
our source vineyards in the Alexandra basin.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Sourcing fruit from vines on our 30 year old Home Block and the Terrace Vineyard, the deep
purple colour of this wine leads in to layers of bramble, thyme, blackberry, black cherry,
licorice and hints of cocoa. Spiced vanilla oak and smoky notes complete an enriching
sensory experience. Released in April 2013, following 18 months ageing in the barrel and 6 months in
the bottle. The wine is delicious to drink on release in 2014 but will benefit from up to 7 years
cellaring, buy by the case and watch its development. Enjoy by 2020.
Shaky Bridge Wines is located in the stunningly beautiful Alexandra Basin of Central Otago,
New Zealand. Our source vineyards are situated below the 45th Parallel in the
southern most wine growing region on the globe. Our location is ideally suited to the
creation of the aromatic varieties of white wine, alongside Pinot Noir which is our primary variety.
Sourcing fruit from 6 distinct blocks that vary in age from 10 - 30+ years, Shaky Bridge
Wines owns one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Central Otago. The various
locations, soil types and clones used within each block provide our winemaker, Dave
Grant, with a virtual painters pallet of flavours to create multi-dimensional wines of
exceptional quality, depth and satisfaction.
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