Shaky Bridge - Artisan Series Pinot Noir 2013

Shaky Bridge - Artisan Series Pinot Noir 2013

24.99

Central Otago New Zealand

Pinot Noir 100%

13.5% Alcohol

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TASTING NOTES

Shaky Bridge Artisan Series, hand tended vines, hand picked grapes, hand crafted wines. The Artisan Series is premium winemaking at its very best. Created from only the highest quality fruit in special vintage years. This wine fully expresses the Shaky Bridge philosophy. Hands on winemaking and endless attention to detail allows them to create multilayered wines of exceptional quality. This Pinot Noir wine provides a rewarding tasting experience, demonstrating the high quality attributes of their source vineyards in the Alexandra basin. This wine is fully ripe and fragrant. A bright purple color leads you into layers of dark cherry, blueberry and violet with a touch of toasted almond and savory character. Concentrated, full and richly textured. Long and succulent on the finish.

AWARDS

Wine Orbit 93 points

It is beautifully ripe and fragrant on the nose displaying dark cherry, blueberry, violet and game characters with a touch of toasted almond. The palate is concentrated and richly textured, and offers lovely mid palate weight and supple mouthfeel, finishing long and succulent.

THE WINERY

Shaky Bridge winery is located in the stunningly beautiful Alexandra Basin of Central Otago, New Zealand. Their source vineyards are situated below the 45th Parallel in the southern most wine growing region on the globe. Their location is ideally suited to the creation of the aromatic varieties of white wine, alongside Pinot Noir which is their primary variety.

Sourcing fruit from 6 distinct blocks that vary in age from 10 - 30+ years, Shaky Bridge Winery owns one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Central Otago. The various locations, soil types and clones used within each block provide winemaker, Dave Grant, with a virtual painters pallet of flavors to create multi dimensional wines of exceptional quality, depth and satisfaction.

MEET THE WINEMAKER

Dave Grant - owner/winemaker is the son of founders Bill and Gill Grant, Dave was literally born on the Home Block and helped his parents out in the early years of planting vineyards on the Dunstan Road site. Raised in Alexandra, Dave went on to study Mining Engineering at Otago University where he earned an Honors degree. Following graduation, he moved to Australia working as a product specialist in explosives and living in the Australian Outback for several years. In 1995 an opportunity saw Dave return home to manage the vineyards and establish a winery on the Home Block. Studying winemaking through EIT in Hawkes Bay, he began making wine in 1997 and has worked with a number of highly skilled winemakers from around the world over the years. Dave was a finalist in the New Zealand Winemaker of the Year awards in 2005. His philosophy on winemaking stems from his belief that the best wines are crafted by allowing the wines to speak for themselves.

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