Alana Estate ‘Estate’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 25-Dec-2013
Dark, deep, even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues on rim. The bouquet is softly full with a complex array of aromas, including ripe red berry fruits, dark herbs, oak and earthy spices. Medium full-bodied, juicy and rich dark berry fruit flavours are enhanced by lively acidity. The mouthfeel is fresh and vibrant, with a firm core of fine-grained tannin extraction carrying the flavours. Layers of herbs, liquorice and earth unfold, adding detail. The structure grows, and along with the acidity leads the bright fruit to a dry, fine-textured and lingering finish with nuances of berry fruits and liquorice. This is a bright fruited Pinot Noir with serious structure and plenty of detail. Match with poultry, pork and lamb dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from vines planted 1993, detemmed, given a cold soak and predominantly indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 2-3 weeks on skins and aged 10 months in French oak barrels. 17.5/20 Dec 2013 RRP $42.00

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