Alexia Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 19-Jun-2014
Dark, deep, black-hued garnet-red colour with light bricking on rim. The bouquet is soft and full with deep aromas of savoury red berry fruits harmoniously entwined with subtle dried herb, earth and game nuances. The aromatics are beginning to show the beginnings of secondary complexities. Medium-full bodied, softly sweet fruit flavours of red berries, dried herbs and earth are enlivened by fresh, bright and lacy acidity. The wine has vibrancy and juiciness. Soft, fine-grained tannins underline the palate and build in grip and drive, carrying the flavours to a long, textured finish. This is a fresh, lively and gently juicy Pinot Noir with good underlying tannin grip. Match with duck, pork and lamb dishes over the next 4+ years. A selection from clones 115, 114 10/5, 777 and Abel from an Opaki site, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3-10 days on skins after ferment and aged in tank and barrel. 17.5/20 Jun 2014 RRP $23.99

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