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In addition to our traditional Forrest and The Doctors’ Christmas packs we have put together a collection of alternative wines for the festive season. These wines are particularly special to us here at Forrest as we don't make them every year and when we do, we make less than 200 cases. Generally, they come from single vineyards, fruit from small parcels of land in some of our unique regions and only in years with superior climatic conditions.
2 x Forrest Chenin Blanc 2013 (rrp $25)
Our Chenin Blanc comes from a few rows of vines behind our winery in Marlborough. For maximum flavour and to develop the truly spectacular varietal characteristics, Chenin Blanc fruit needs an especially warm ripening period so we do exactly that, we only produce Chenin in those especially hot years and the 2013 vintage was exactly that. Aromas of sage leaf, citrus, pithy granny smith apples, dry straw, lanoline and stone fruits, with great length and balance on the palate.
2 x Forrest Gewürztraminer 2014 (rrp $ 25)
Our Gewürzatraminer is from our Southern Valleys vineyard in Marlborough, from the vineyard's clay soils it imparts that lovely spiced baked apples and lychee flavours in the fruit and our low crop levels allow for great concentration of flavour. A subtle nose of beautiful fresh floral rose and lemon/lime aromas with a touch of lychees and cinnamon. The 2014 Gewürztraminer is our classic off-dry style with good finishing length, consistently one of our stars.
2 x The Valleys Waitaki Pinot Noir 2011 (rrp $35)
The Valleys Waitaki Pinot Noir is a "one off" wine from the great 2011 vintage in the Waitaki Valley. The unique combination of soil and climate gives Waitaki Valley wines their own distinctive personality; while still reflecting characteristics typical of Central Otago. The Waitaki Valley is unique in its free-draining river gravels, inter-layered with ancient limestone seabed that imparts a savoury undertone in the wine with lifted floral aroma and sweeter hints of red cherry, spice -cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves on the palate. A very elegant Pinot Noir that is drinking beautifully. This is the only time a wine outside of Marlborough has been produced under the "Forrest" range and is an exclusive offer to our Wine Club!