My work is essentially done.
I have made the wine, with the guidance and support of experienced and passionate wine people who have bought in to my personal project; and I have learned much about winemaking, during which time the generosity and willingness of the people around me to share their knowledge and their time has been a humbling experience. The wine now rests in bottle and the ageing process continues on. I am conﬁdent that it will not let me down and that those fortunate enough to secure a bottle will derive much enjoyment from drinking it, and from sharing the experience with others.
A universal toast to you all!
À votre santé! (French)
Salute! / Cin cin! (Italian)
Zum Wohl! (German)
Oogy wawa! (Zulu)
Bob Campbell MW reviewed the wine in May 2013 on his website http://www.bobswinereviews.com as follows:
***** | 95/100
“Only 275 bottles of this wine were produced using a single 225 litre barrique. About one-tenth of the grapes were fermented as whole clusters to introduce extra complexity and perhaps longevity. The wine already has a notable perfume of berry and spice that may be partly attributed to the whole bunch fraction. An elegant rather blockbuster style that I ﬁnd very appealing.Nicely layered with red cherry, violets and subtle spice ﬂavours. A lengthy ﬁnish impresses. A wine with terriﬁc potential that is easy to appreciate now.”
Joelle Thomson, Editor of Drinksbiz magazine in the October/November 2014 issue describes the 2012 Glasnevin ‘ Le Notaire ‘ Pinot Noir as ” a full bodied, intensely satisfying Pinot – one of the best from the South Island tried this year “.
This outstanding wine and the delightful companion book ‘The Making of a Barrel of Wine’ can be purchased at the special price of $75 ( delivery included ) by ordering direct from http://www.glasnevinwines.co.nz
I have now completed this series of excerpts. My next post will be a general comment on certain wine label descriptives I have come across of recent times.