Alana Estate ‘Rapture’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Mar-2018
Moderately dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with a hint of purple, The nose is light in presentation with fresh, cooler-spectrum fruit aromas of red cherries entwined with fragrant red florals and some herbal notes. This is pretty, perfumed, primary and uncomplicated in expression. Medium-bodied, the palate has piquant flavours of red cherries intermingling with fresh herbs and light, red floral elements. The fruit is bright and quite simple, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh acidity. The tannins are modest and provide some background structure, the acidity carrying the wine to a slender, lingering finish. This is a bright and pretty, piquant, cooler-spectrum fruited Pinot Noir with red cherry, herb and floral flavours on a brisk palate. Serve with antipasto and tapas over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from the ‘Vynfields’ and ‘Porters’ sites, fully destemmed and fermented to 12.6% alc., the wine aged 10 months in seasoned oak. 16.0/20 Mar 2018 RRP $24.00

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