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Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

28 December,2018

Ribbonwood is a brand produced by Framingham Wines for exclusive distribution and sales in New Zealand through the New Zealand Wine Society (www.nzwinesociety.co.nz) and for export channels. It is named after the tallest native deciduous tree, which was planted by the winery in 1998. Framingham has a ‘Ribbonwood’ vineyard north of Renwick supplying aromatic fruit for blends. Here, I review the 2016 Ribbonwood Pinot Noir. www.framingham.co.nz

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Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

16.5/20

Light ruby-red colour with some depth, paler on the edge with slight purple hues. The nose is softly presented with light aromas of dark-red cherry fruit entwined with subtle notes of herbs and red florals, unfolding nuances of spice and some nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate is light and slender with flavours of red cherry fruit melded with light, fresh, herbal elements along with a gentle amalgam of spice, nuts and red florals. The fruit forms an elegant core which is supported by light, supple, fine-grained tannins with soft acidity. The flavours are accessible and easy, and flow to a light finish. This is an accessible, light and slender Pinot Noir with cherry and herb flavours along subtle spice and nutty elements on a light, supple palate. Serve with antipasto and tapas, and with tuna or salmon over the next 2-3 Years. Fruit from 6 Wairau Valley sites fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 10% new French oak. 16.5/20 Dec 2018 RRP $20.00

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