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2009 Ceres 'Composition' Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand

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Wine Notes

Tasting note: Light, simple wine with raspberry and cherry flavours plus a hint of herbs. Supple wine in an easy-to-drink style. (07-Nov-2011) [Bob Campbell]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $32   From: $24   To: $42

Score: 83.
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Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Central Otago wine region

    Central Otago, near the bottom of New Zealand's South Island, is the world's most southerly wine region. Vineyards cling to the sides of mountains and high above river gorges in this dramatic landscape. Pinot Noir has proven itself in this challenging terroir, and takes up nearly three-quarters of the region's vineyard area. The typical Central Otago Pinot Noir is intense and deeply colored, with flavors of Doris plum, sweet spice and bramble.

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  • New Zealand wine region

    New Zealand is a remote island nation in the Pacific Ocean, south-east of Australia. It lies between latitudes 36°S and 45°S, making it the southernmost wine-producing nation in the world. New Zealand has 10 major wine-growing regions spread across the North and South Islands, the most important of whic ... more

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