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Winemaker Ben Glover has quite a task on his hands, it’ his job to oversee 900 hectares of vines get crushed and produce premium wines fro Wither Hills. His passion is for Pinot and you can see why when you try this marvel from Marlborough. The Pinosity we often talk about at Cracka is apparent, showing bright cherry, spice and silky fruit when young but able to age gracefully and express darker fruits and savoury elements. A supple palate weight shows elegance and balance ensuring that this will work wonders with crispy duck.
From seductive bright morello cherry, fresh brambly wild berry compote, subtle French
oak spice, black olive and lingering ‘blue’ aromatics; this pinot noir delivers a youthful
evocative Marlborough Pinot Noir. The seamless tension, bright acidity and supple
ripe fruit tannins, elegance, texture and Pinosity are all bound together with a
balanced acid tannin profile delivering the hallmark Wither Hills Pinot Noir style which
if patient will reward cellaring for up to 15 years.
In its youth this Pinot Noir will pair itself with most foods from smoked eel, seared
tuna, and Szechwan style foods, through to the more traditional fare of twice cooked
duck and my favourite at the moment pork belly with a hint of five spice. Sit back,
relax, and savour!