Ata Rangi ‘Crimson’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 06-Nov-2018
Ruby-red colour with hints of garnet, showing moderate depth, a little lighter edged. The nose is finely proportioned with good intensity of dark red cherry and berry fruit along with a subtle thread of fresh and dark herbs, a touch of pepper and spice, and suggestions of nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweet and juicy flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle fresh and dark herb notes. The mouthfeel is lively and energetic, with light, grainy tannin extraction providing structure, framework and texture, and fresh lacy acidity lending brightness. The fruit richness is the feature and carries to an elegant, moderately long finish. This is an elegant and vibrant Pinot Noir with cherry, berry and subtle herb flavours on a palate with good textures and freshness. Serve with antipasto, tapas and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from younger vine parcels, clones Abel, Dijon, 5 and 10/5, vines 5-20 y.o., fully destemmed but retaining whole berries, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 20% new French oak. 17.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $36.00

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