Dunnolly Estate Wines
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Dunnolly Estate 2009 PINOT NOIR  “Sophie’s”

This Pinot Noir successfully entwines berry fruit and plums with spicy savoury characters developed from maturation and medium toast French barriques.

The fruits grown from clay loam soils in part their own distinctive characters giving Dunnolly Estate Pinot Noir body and extract. The wine is elegant and portrays complex characters. 


Dunnolly Estate 2010 PINOT NOIR  

The 2010 vintage was spectacular for Pinot Noir.  Dunnolly Estate Wines produced an age-worthy, single-vineyard Waipara Pinot Noir. Ruby-hued, it is a medium-bodied style, still very fresh and vibrant, with plum, cherry and spice flavours, showing good ripeness and depth, some nutty, savoury complexity and good tannin backbone.


Dunnolly Estate 2011 PINOT NOIR

The fruit was harvested at night to preserve the quality and integrity of the wine. This wine was aged in French oak barriques for 10 months before the best portions were reserved and blended together to meet this, the Dunnolly Estate Wines Pinot Noir 2011.

Aromas of rich complexity, infused with dark black cherry meshed with mocha and spice. The palate textured, broad yet balanced, revealing fruit sweetness and savoury notes that will integrate with age.


Dunnolly Estate 2012 PINOT NOIR

The fruit was picked in late autumn after leaving it time to reach optimum maturity on the vines. The wine was allowed to be aged for 15 months on a combination of new and old oak which produced excellent flavours. Nicky Parish, Winemaker describes it as rich with red fruit aromas and flavours of fresh plumb.  The blend was selected barrels of clones 777 and 10/5 parcels.  .

Elegant zestiness and nice spicy notes lead into vibrant cherry fruit that is supported with a note of cocoa and an underlying subtle nuance of truffle.


Dunnolly Estate 2013 PINOT NOIR

Winemaker Nicky Parish describes the wine as rich, opulent and generous.

Aromas of fresh plum and red currant that are edged with thyme and liquorice.

Some spicy overtones with subtle oak. Easy drinking style and worth cellaring to really gain the complexity of this wine.


Dunnolly Estate 2014 PINOT NOIR

Spice and ripe cherries dominate the nose on this refined and elegant Waipara Valley Pinot Noir. The aroma of fresh plums, tobacco and cardamom are well balanced with the robust tannin structure that gives this wine body and a lot of soul.  The tannins from the portion of new oak balance the acidity and natural fruit sweetness.  The length is broad and lingers nicely. A true representation of Dunnolly Wine Estates – Enjoy!

The aim was a brutish Pinot Noir with a feminine twist and fortunately we nail this brief each year. Its tastes so good because we have allowed the vineyard to shine and kept the winemaking simple, pure and used very gentle handling approach.  It shows with each drop that this is a much loved wine.  I would agree that there is a tactile sensation when you drink our Pinot Noir, I think that is from the calcium in our limestone soils.  It gives the wine a sense of lusciousness and our point of difference.


Dunnolly Estate 2015 PINOT NOIR

Primary ripe fruit layered with cherries & black plums with hits of oak is subtle is what I can see on the nose.  There is a richness to this wine that adds to the elegance and femininity.  The texture on the palate is alluring and it is a wine that makes you think between sips.  The tannin structure is big but as time goes on this will become more silky and soft.  I would imagine that this wine will really hits it straps in two to three years.


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