Dog Point Pinot Noir 2009 Bottling Note
Dog Point was founded by James Healy and Ivan Sutherland, who both previously worked at Cloudy Bay, in 2003. They harvest old vines and take a minimalist approach to winemaking, using naturally occurring yeasts as a part of this process. The Pinot Noir is aged in new and old French oak barrels for eighteen months prior to bottling.
The aroma is both floral and earthy creating a savoury character that opens into a bright flavour profile of red fruits and structured spice. The tannins are in no way over-bearing and the acidity is poignant but in no way sharp. An excellent wine.