2011 Brennan Pinot Noir
Poised, elegant, graceful. Balance and finesse beyond its years.
Released October 2014.
600 cases made.
Being a more full bodied Pinot, the 2011 is best matched with leaner meats such as Venison, Filet Mignon, Duck and Rabbit. Also try it after dinner with a rich dark chocolate!
Brennan Family Vineyard Clones 10/5, 667, 777, 5, 6, 115
The Brennan Family vineyards encompass 8 Hectares of Pinot Noir along the Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston, Central Otago. The site offers several different aspects and soil types ranging from the lean gravel slopes to the heavier clay flats. The majority of the vineyard is well over fifteen years old and represents some of the most mature vineyard in the area.
The fruit selected was: Clone 10/5 from a moderately sloping area of the Brennan Family Vineyards, Clones 667 and 777 from the steep leaner soils of the Brennan Vineyard. Clones 5 and 6 from the higher flats and clone 115 from the moderately sloping/leaner soils of the eastern end of the vineyard.