Madam Sass Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

10-May-2018

Accolade Wines has a significant Pinot Noir vineyard in Bendigo, Central Otago, and over the years has produced a number of top award winning wines from The ‘Claim 431’ vineyard. The wines invariably capture the darker fruit expression and firm structure that this sub-region seems to have inherent in the terroir. Most winegrowers have worked at moderating the tannin extraction to enable a degree of accessibility, and this is being achieved in the current wines. Accolade Wines has taken the approach to accessibility and consumer friendliness to another level with the ‘Madam Sass’ label, the inaugural 2016 vintage launched late last year (click here to see my review). The naming of the wine and its presentation exudes fun, another factor in approachability. The softer fruit expression and more supple tannins in the wine ensured its popularity in the market, such that Accolade are now releasing the 2017 vintage. I review the wine here, it showing a little more firmness and true Bendigo character. www.madamsass.co.nz


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