Aronui ‘Single Vineyard’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 13-Mar-2013
Very dark, deep purple-red in colour, youthful in appearance. The bouquet is fresh and bright, with evenly expressed aromas of dark berry and black cherry fruit along with ripe raspberry notes. Soft violetty florals with a little herbal interest unfolds in the glass. Full-bodied, this has dense black fruit flavours entwined with dark raspberries, spices, pepper and herbs. Moderately extracted, the tannins have a noticeable graininess, and combined with good, balanced acidity, there is a lively, firm core to the palate. The structure carries through to a finish with flavours of dark herbs and dark red florals. This is a bright, dark, raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with spicy herb notes, and a firm and textured palate. Match with pasta, risotto and most red meat dishes over the next 4+ years. Clones 115, 777 and Abel fruit from the company’s ‘Whenua Matua’ vineyard, given a cold soak and undergoing a 10% saignee, then fermented to 14.5% alc., with 11 days on skins, the wine aged 11 months in new and seasoned French oak. 16.5/20 Mar 2013 RRP $27.95

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