Loveblock Pinot Noir 2020

Big aromas and fleshy flavours: outstanding!
  • $55.00

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Primary Notes: Plum, Black Cherry Violets

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Mushroom, Tobacco

Body: Medium

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand

Maker: Loveblock

Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero

Fermentation: Organic

Awards: &gt, 90 pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Peking duck, Mushroom biryani, shabu shabu

Western Food Pairing: Turkey with cranberry sauce, grilled salmon, lamb or beef stew.


Loveblock Pinot Noir 2020

Loveblock Pinot Noir has a bright crimson colour.  Big aromas of ripe black cherry and rich fruit with hints of mushroom and toasty oak spice peeking out. Dry and medium-bodied on the palate. Fleshy black plum, cherry and sweet berry flavours dance with hints of violets, cigar and savoury notes.

100% Pinot Noir. The fruit comes from Loveblock's family-owned estate on the Bendigo Loop Road in Central Otago. Here, the soil type is free-draining sandy loam over schist alluvium gravels known as Molyneux soils. The clones planted in these soils are B777, B667, B115, Clone 5 (Pommard) and Abel. 10% of the fruit for this wine also came from the Loveblock Farm in Marlborough, enhancing the red fruit flavours in the finished wine.
Machine harvesting of the fruit. At the winery, the fruit pumps straight to the tank without crushing in order to leave some whole berries. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation of the must with its own wild yeasts at 20°C. Hand plunging of the ferment twice daily until dry while pressing off. The wine then undergoes full malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank. After 8 months of ageing the wine stabilises, then goes through sterile filtering and bottling.
Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

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