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Two Rivers ‘Altitude’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

22 June,2017
The ‘Two Rivers’ Marlborough wine brand is growing from strength to strength. Some of the major factors behind the increasing quality is owner and winemaker Dave Clouston’s familiarity with sub-regions and sites, and his relationships with growers, and his ability to source suitable fruit from the desired vineyards. The ‘Altitude’ Pinot Noir is the top wine of Two Rivers, and it demonstrates Dave Clouston’s skills in all these areas. Here, I review the new release 2014 Two Rivers ‘Altitude’ Pinot Noir. www.tworivers.co.nz

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Two Rivers ‘Altitude’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

19/20
Dark, deep ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with a suggestion of garnet. This has an elegantly concentrated, deeply packed and intense nose with aromas of ripe blackberries and black cherry fruit entwined with a fine layering of black minerals and subtle dark herbal detail, revealing a little toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, vibrant and concentrated flavours of ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit with notes of black plums melded with dark herbs and minerals. The fruit has vibrancy and the palate is underlined by fresh, lacy acidity lending vitality to the mouthfeel. The palate features a very fine-grained tannin core and structure that provides linearity and drive, carrying the flavours of black fruits and minerals to a long and sustained finish. This is a fine and intensely concentrated Pinot Noir with flavours of black fruits, dark herbs and minerals on a vibrant palate with a very fine-grained structure. Serve with lamb, beef, venison and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8+ years. A 10 barrel selection. Clones 115, 667, 777 and 10/5, 80% of the fruit from the ‘Francis’ vineyard, Ward, in the Awatere Valley, and 20% from the ‘Rive’ vineyard in the upper Wairau Valley, indigenous yeast fermented with 20-30% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 40% French oak barrels. 250 cases made. 19.0/20 Jun 2017 RRP $50.00
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