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SOHO ‘Pink Sheep’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

03 September,2018

Last year, Rachael Carter introduced to her SOHO Wine Co. range the ‘Pink Sheep; Rosé 2017, in awareness of mental health, with a portion of the proceeds of sales going to mental health charities. The wine was labelled with the name that troubled, flamboyant fashion designer Alexander McQueen gave to himself as he struggled through depression, before taking his life at the age of 43. I rated the wine 5-stars, indicating the respect and level of quality for this project. (Click here to see my review.)

Rachael has extended the ‘Pink Sheep’ range to broaden the company’s stance of ‘giving back to the community’. In addition to the ‘Pink Sheep’ Rosé donating funds to ‘I Am Life’ mental health charity, there is a ‘Pink Sheep’ Sauvignon Blanc donating to ‘Blind Foundation Guide Dogs’ and a ‘Pink Sheep’ Pinot Noir for ‘Variety The Children’s Charity’. With each of the wines, 50 cents per bottle ($6.00 per case) is being donated. Here, I review the ‘Pink Sheep’ Pinot Noir 2017.


SOHO ‘Pink Sheep’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough


Moderately deep red colour with lighter garnet hues on the edge. The nose has good depth and a rounded core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit harmoniously interwoven with dark herbs and some stalk perfumes which add detail. Medium-bodied, the palate is sweet, luscious and juicy with fruit flavours od cherries and savoury strawberries entwined with dark herbs, and a little spicy, nutty and smoky oak. The fruit forms a rounded core with depth and presence, and is supported by smooth, supple tannins and integrated acidity. The wine flows easily and near-seamlessly to a light, nuanced finish. This is a smooth and rounded, supple Pinot Noir with luscious fruit flavours intermingling with soft notes of herbs and oak. Match with tuna and salmon, poultry and pork over the next 2-3 years. Pinot Noir fruit from the Wairau and Awatere valleys, fermented to 13.0% alc., all of the wine given French oak contact, 50% in barrels for 10 months, 10% new. Winemaker: Dave Clouston. 17.5-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $26.00

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