Alana ‘Estate’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 04-Mar-2017
Even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous with ripe, up-front dark-red cherry and berry fruit aromas entwined with subtle notes of savoury herbs unfolding plum and raspberry liqueur notes with whole cluster stalk complexities. Medium-full bodied, the palate has bright and lively fruit flavours of dark-red cherries and berries entwined with notes of dark herbs and savoury whole bunch stalk nuances. The fruit is supported by supple, fine-grained tannin extraction with powdery textures, and the palate is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity. The fruit is juicy and lush, and carries to a fine, lingering, dry finish of dark cherry fruit and herbs. This is a bright, juicy and flavoursome Pinot Noir with cherry and berry fruit flavours along with dark herb and stalk complexities on a fresh, fine-textured palate. Match with duck, lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 5-6 years. Clone 5, 667, 777, Abel and 115 fruit from the Martinborough Terrace and Te Muna Road, vines 12-23 y.o., fermented with 25% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine on skins 10-28 days and aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. 18.0/20 Mar 2017 RRP $32.00

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