Wooing Tree 2013 Rosé and Blondie, and 2012 Beetle Juice

17-Dec-2013
Owned by Stephen and Thea Farquharson with Jane and Geoff Bews, the Wooing Tree vineyard was established in 2002 by Robin Dicey who planted 16 ha of Pinot Noir while the owners were still overseas. A mix of clones, 5, 6, 115, 667 and 777 are all grafted, and the range gives diversity as well as minimising risk. The theme of diversity is carried through to the range of wines, with not only different tiers of table red wine made, but a Blanc de Noir, rosé and sweet wine made from Pinot Noir. While a small quantity of white wine is also made, Pinot Noir is the focus of the operation. The wines are made by Pete Bartle at VinPro. Here, I review the new 2013 Rosé and ‘Blondie’ Blanc de Noir, plus the 2012 second tier ‘Beetle Juice’ Pinot Noir, these three displaying the broad range of styles under the ‘Wooing Tree’ brand. They all share the trait of palate richness and weight. www.wooingtree.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Wooing Tree Central Otago Rosé 2013
  • Wooing Tree ‘Blondie’ Central Otago 2013
  • Wooing Tree ‘Beetle Juice’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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