Akaroa Winery Banks Peninsula Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 06-Dec-2018
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight black-purple hues, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full with aromas of gently ripe dark-red berry fruits with a subtle amalgam of dark herbs, lifted violet florals and nuances of spice and delicate earthy detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich and juicy, up-front flavours of ripe dark-red berry fruits along with nuances of dark-red plums, unfolding some spice and earth elements. The palate is juicy and nearly plush, with moderate concentration, and underlined by fine, grainy tannin structure and balanced acid freshness. The wine carries with energy to a light-fruited finish with some dry grip. This is a sweetly rich and ripe, juicy dark-red berry fruited Pinot Noir with herb and spice nuances on a light, grainy structured palate and a dry finish. Match with wild duck or pork over the next 3-4 years. A multi-clone blend, vines planted in 1995, with a portion of fruit from vines planted in 2013, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 7-8 months in seasoned oak. Certified AsureQuality organic. 17.0+/20 Dec 2018 RRP $40.00

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