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Taylors Pass 3
VillaMaria SV TaylorsPass PinotNoir NV

Single Vineyard

Taylors Pass Pinot Noir

With an aromatic bouquet of red and dark cherry the perfume is alluring and refined. The palate has layers of concentrated fruit displaying gentle spice, delicate oak handling and a long grainy texture.


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Tasting Notes

The Taylor Pass vineyard is warm and sheltered producing an intensely ripe style Pinot Noir that is not typical of the Marlborough region. This wine is a single vineyard expression of the Taylors Pass site, showcasing an intense bouquet of brooding dark cherry and violets meddling with subtle fresh herb notes. A harmony of tannins, with a soft acidity and graphite minerality provide great focus, tension and length to the palate. On the finish there are layers of dark chocolate, dried herbs and spicy oak.

Download full tasting notes: 2018

Food Pairing

Perfect paired with meats such as turkey, lamb or duck, or match with salad course of beetroot, fennel and feta.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The Taylor Pass Pinot Noir fruit is planted on a mixture of soils. Stony soil that contributes fresh floral and red cherry fruit aromas, whereas silty loam soil provides earthy dense tannins and dark berry fruit flavours. The various clones and differing soil types are harvested separately to provide winemakers with as many flavour and texture options to choose from for this single vineyard wine.

Sumptuous, concentrated pinot noir with opulent plum, dark cherry and berry flavours plus a seasoning of spicy oak. Seductively perfumed and with a lingering finish. A serious thoroughbred that should develop well but is irresistible now. 97 points

Bob Campbell MW


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