2010 Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Kerner Estate" Pinot Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
This Pinot Blanc shows lovely floral and melon character with full body, good acidity and a clean finish. Balanced and chalky.
Smooth and medium-bodied, offering honeyed pear, peach and citrus notes that display a warm, spicy element, with details of candied citrus peel and soft acidity. (Web Only- 2013)
An excellent growing season iyielded small, clean berries from Pyramid Valley's Kerner Estate Vineyard for this 2010 Pinot Blanc. The grapes were hand-harvested and whole-cluster pressed and fermented on native yeast in old French oak puncheons. From the winery: "Pale yellow gold. Leesy/biscuity fermentative notes, with a lemon custard sort of high-tone comfort; also a subtle, blossomy sweetness, like alyssum. Really quite elegant and understated: after the complex boisterousness of the 2009, this marks a return to delicacy and ethereal grace. Light and bright and lively, despite its adamant phenolic structure and intensity of flavour. Perhaps the most poised and complete wine we’ve seen from this lovely block."