Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2019
Region: Marlborough / Central Otago , New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
This wine has lifted red berry fruits on the nose, mixed with dark cherry notes, savoury undertones and spicy oak. The palate displays ripe blackberry and cherry, filled out with subtle sweet spice from the oak ageing, as well as gentle tannins and a long finish.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from some excellent cool-climate vineyards in the Marlborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand's South Island. A wide variety of clones and rootstock were used, along with a mixture of soils and microclimates that provide a balance of flavour profiles and exceptional quality.
Kim Crawford Wines was established in late 1996, when Kim and Erica Crawford launched two wines made from fruit grown in Marlborough. The Crawfords sold the company to Constellation in 2005 and subsequently handed the reins over to the Constellation winemaking team, led by chief winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst, who had trained under Kim. Despite Kim Crawford no longer being involved with these wines, the current winemakers and viticulturalists continue the classic Crawford philosophy and style. Control over grape supply has always been essential and Constellation continues to maintain good contracts with growers in the region, ensuring consistency of quality and style.