Pinot Noir, Johanneshof Reinisch
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Grape VarietyPinot Noir
StyleRipe & Juicy
Tim and Judy Finn planted their first vines in 1978, alongside the tiny hamlet of Neudorf, established by German settlers in 1842. While the Finns initially earned an international reputation for their concentrated, minerally Chardonnay and taut, racy Riesling, it is their elegant and complex Pinot Noir which has attracted recent attention.
Enticing wine reminiscent of a summer afternoon; dried hay, ripe brambles and berries, and sun warmed earth. Its charm is its accessibility, but underneath is a gently persuasive hand of minerality to maintain focus.
“Very pale crimson. Edgy, sweet but not sickly, and transparent. Very fine and refreshing. Really savoury and convincing. Not burgundy but so much drier and more interesting than the NZ PN norm. Mineral finish. Very charming.” — Jancis Robinson MW
“Elegantly concentrated with luscious and aromatic dark red berry fruits with savoury interest, along with dried herbs, minerals and red florals. The fruit combines with fine-grained tannins to form a firm core and structure. The fruit sweetness is enhanced by lacy acidity and the flavours carry to a very long and sustained finish with raspberry liqueur nuances. This is an elegant, finely concentrated Pinot Noir with sweet and gently luscious red berry fruit and some savoury detail. 18.0+/20″ – Raymond Chan Wine Reviews