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Harris Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2011

03 May,2013

The Harris Estate label is that of the Daryl and Merree who run Harris Wine and Food, a Mediterranean-style function and event centre in Waipara. The Harris family have farmed in the region for five generations, but set up a Pinot Noir vineyard in 2003 on limestone-influenced soils, planting 2,500 clone 10/5 vines and 500 each of clone 5 and 667 on their own roots. In 2008, a further 4,000 vines of Abel, 5, 943 and 828 clones were added, these cropping in 2012. The Harris family are fully immersed in the Waipara culture with an olive grove and truffiere, and Harris Estate is committed to the Greening of Waipara project. The contracted winemaker is Dom Maxwell of Greystone. www.harriswineandfood.co.nz

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Harris Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara

17-/20

Hand-picked clone 10/5, 5 and 667 fruit fully destemmed and fermented by indigenous yeasts, the wine aged in barrel for 11 months. Dark purple-hued ruby-red colour with good depth, lighter on rim. The bouquet is light and elegant with fragrant aromas of violets and lifted black cherry fruit, unfolding a layer of dark herbs. Medium-bodied, this has a light and juicy core of black cherry and berry fruits with dark herb and spicy interest. The tannin extraction is balanced, supple and in proportion, providing fine-grained textures, and the mouthfeel is fresh and lively from good acidity. There is good harmony and the gentle flavours flow smoothly to a lingering, nuanced finish. This is an attractively light and harmonious Pinot Noir with fragrance and black cherry flavours. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3+ years. 17.0-/20 May 2013 RRP $39.00

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