Alana Estate ‘Tuapapa’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 04-Apr-2012
Predominantly clones 115, 10/5 and Abel fully destemmed but with 60% whole berries, given a 5 day cold soak and fermented at cool temperatures, 22-24°C to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 10% new French oak. Light ruby-red colour with garnet hues, light on rim. The bouquet is full with aromas of savoury red berry fruits along with notes of mushrooms, forest-floor and nuances of smoky oak. Medium-weighted, this shows secondary flavours of earthy red berry fruits with forest-floor, dried herb and cedar, supported by lively acidity. The mouthfeel is fresh and rich from fruit sweetness, forming a good deep core. Some tannin grip adds to the body and provides fine, grainy textures which lead to a dry finish with light, bitter-herb flavours. This is a balanced, medium-weighted Pinot Noir that is showing secondary development and interest. Match with mushroom influenced rice, duck and pork dishes over the next 3 years. 16.0+/20 Apr 2012 RRP $22.95

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