Hawkshead - "First Vines" Pinot Noir 2008

The slow ripening of vines in the Gibbston Valley enhances the development of colour and flavour. Gibbston wines shine through intense floral, perfumed notes and hints of sweet spice.

These older vines show more fruit power and concentration with powerful layered floral aromatics and sweet spice. Lingering notes of Morello cherries and violets, mace and nutmeg are perfectly supported by the gentle character of Gibbston acidity and very fine grained tannins.

The 2008 vintage year started with a mild spring and even bud burst. Settled warm weather in December assured good flowering and fruit set. The wine is aged for 11 months in French oak barrels which are 40% new oak.

 


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