The grapes used to make this wine originate from Fryers Cove's coveted 6-hectare planting at Bamboes Bay, the country's smallest demarcated wine ward. The ripening is slow due to moderate day and night temperatures, and cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean – ideal growing conditions for the demanding Pinot Noir grape.
Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay Pinot Noir, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least 2 years in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 8 years to reach its peak.
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS
This delicately oaked and fresh red wine is a versatile food match. Mushroom risotto resonates well with it's umami character, while the bright fruit and fragrant spice lift mild tomato-based curries. Superb too with roasted vegetables and slightly chilled with the fresh linefish catch of the day.
This Pinot Noir is medium bodied and has delicate floral scents of roses and violets on the nose. In the background there are hints of freshly picked cranberries. Savoury spices and sea salt aromas complete the enticing entry. On the palate there is an explosion of juicy red fruit and kelp saltiness. The wine is well integrated with the ageing in small French oak barrels.