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Millton Pinot Noir La Cote Vineyard 2013

Millton - Gisborne - New Zealand

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
Pale ruby colored, the 2013 La Cote Pinot Noir has quite a fragrant if delicate nose of rose petals and potpourri with underlying pomegranate and red cherry cordial notes. Medium-bodied and elegantly fruited with good amount of red berry and gentle herbal / earthy flavors, it finishes with great persistence.
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Winery: Millton

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir grapes have been cultivated in and around the Burgundy region of France for centuries, where they have long been favored by vintners for their wide range of flavors, their thin skins and for producing wines which have light, smooth tannins, and a beautiful garnet red color Whilst they remain one of the flagship varietals of this special region, their wide popularity and recent status as a fashionable 'romantic' varietal has led to them being planted in almost every wine producing country in the world. However, the Pinot Noir demands a huge amount of care and attention from the wineries that wish to grow it, as this varietal is particularly susceptible to various forms of mildew and rot. Despite this, the grape is otherwise a favorite with wineries for the fact that it requires little extra effort once it begins fermentation. Pinot Noir is also widely known for producing some of the world's most famous sparkling wines, being one of two key grapes for the production of Champagne, and several other sparkling varieties.

Region: Gisborne

Tucked away in an eastern corner of New Zealand, we find the beautiful and unforgettable wine region of Gisborne. This very special area of such a unique country is a real treat to the senses, as the vineyards are situated on vast flatlands, in the shadow of ancient and impressive mountain ranges, and are fed by crystal clear mountain waters and mineral rich, volcanic soils. Gisborne is most widely renowned for being an important producer of excellent New Zealand white wines, and many French white wine grape varietals flourish there. Riesling, Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc and many others grow well in the warm climate of the region, and result in characterful and flavorful wines loved around the world, and recognized for their wonderful features, flavors and aromas.

Country: New Zealand

When it comes to New World wines, few countries can compete with Europe quite as well as New Zealand, where modern techniques and technologies are allowing wineries to get the very best results from the wide range of imported grape varieties which flourish there. The warm, sunny climate coupled with brisk oceanic winds and remarkably fertile volcanic soils produce grapes of exceptional quality, and New Zealand wines are notable for their ability to carry the terroir they are grown on into the bottle. Whilst the Sauvignon Blanc wines are probably the most widely exported and popular to come out of new Zealand, fantastic results have been produced from the Bordeaux style wines made in the Auckland region, and the Pinot Noir wines of Central Otago. These Pinot Noir wines are far more fleshy than their Burgundy counterparts, and are probably best enjoyed when young, and bursting with the fruit flavors they carry so well.