Wine: Fancrest 2009 Pinot Noir
Awarded: Elite Gold (2014)
Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury
Fancrest held back a chunk of the 2009 vintage, which is now paying huge dividends. Taking an elite gold in the first ‘NZ Organic Wine Awards’ this well balanced medium bodied Pinot Noir makes a big splash. Aroma’s of subtle spice, light oak and ripe cherry. Full of complexity, with flavours of black cherry set against soft tannins and spice for balance. Drinking (very) well now, but a further 2-4 years should further enhance.