Ripe hand picked fruit, gentle winemaking and maturation in French oak have resulted in a complex and powerful wine, with aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and Black Doris plums, a rich and silky smooth palate with fine grainy tannins to match the fruit. Excellent value, drinking fantastically well now and will develop and cellar for several years.
Awards and Accolades
OTAGO WINE OF THE YEAR - New York International Wine Competition 2016 ☆☆☆☆☆ - Michael Cooper’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 2015 ☆☆☆☆☆ - Sam Kim GOLD - Texsom International Wine Awards USA, 2016 GOLD - 2016 Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show SILVER - IWSC London 2016 BRONZE - New Zealand International Wine Show 2015 BRONZE - Decanter Wine Awards 2016 BRONZE - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016 BEST WINE w/ WAGYU BEEF TEPPANYAKI - Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit’s Competition 2016 ☆☆☆☆ - Cuisine Magazine ☆☆☆☆ - Winestate Magazine
2012 Vintage: 95 Points - Jamie Goode, Wineanorak "14% alcohol. Fine, fresh with subtle dried herb notes. The palate is precise and bright with superb balance and lovely silky red cherry and plum fruit."
From the Winery
· 4% whole bunch fermentation · Grapes were cold soaked for 5 to 7 days · Hand plunged 3 times a day at peak of fermentation. · 100% French oak for 10 months, 30% new oak · Malolactic fermentation in barrel · Minimal filtering, bottled 3rd March 2014 · No fining
Wooing Tree is a family owned vineyard, situated in the heart of Central Otago next to the town of Cromwell and opposite the “Big Fruit Sculpture”. The location gives a perfect mix of sub-regional climates and optimum heat degree-days. The Wooing Tree, a local landmark, sits prominently in the middle of the vineyard. The tree has long been a popular place for locals to woo their lovers and if it could talk would have many a story to tell. It is fast becoming a the place for marriage proposals and weddings.
Don't Pay: $56.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Winemaker: Carol Bunn
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $18,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)