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  • From the great 2010 vintage, made under the direction of international winemaker John Belsham.
  • With a commitment to cellar ageing prior to release, Foxes Island Pinot Noir is always a standout.
  • Gently handled, unfined, vegan friendly & wonderfully seductive.

Tasting Notes

Colour Garnet Red
Nose An abundance of cherry, berry, wild herb, cranberry and baking spices.
Palate Seductive flavours of mocha, dark fruits and subtle toasty notes supported by rumbling, long tannins.
Food Pairing Beef fillet in wasabi dressing
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes The fruit is grown on the Belsham Awatere Estate. The resulting wine was then aged in small French oak barrels for 10 months. Cellar aged 6 years prior to release.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2010
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Vegan
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.
Bob Campbell MW
Elegant, supple pinot noir with bottle age adding a toasty, malt-like complexity to cherry, plum and raspberry flavours. The wine's mellow texture may also be age-assisted. Distinctive and interesting wine that's in fine form now but no rush


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