Ata Rangi ‘McCrone Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-Apr-2013
Approx. 45% Abel clone, 20% clone 5, and 115 and 777 fruit from the ‘McCrone’ vineyard, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 11 months in 20% new French oak barriques. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with some purple-garnet hues on rim. The nose is elegant and refined, gently building in density to show a core of ripe dark red berry fruits and red florals, with interwoven detailed notes of minerals, dark earth, liquorice and savoury game. Medium-full bodied, rich, lively and sweet soft-red berry fruit flavours are the feature on a bright and vibrant palate. Supple, fine-grained tannins underline the fruit with excellent acid tension adding to the freshness and succulence. The structure grows, and subtle savoury game and undergrowth complexities appear on mid-palate and flow through to a lingering finish with an array of lush flavours. This is a sweet-fruited and vibrant and finely structured Pinot Noir with the beginnings of secondary interest showing. Serve with duck, pork and lamb dishes over the next 6-8+ years. 200 cases made. 19.0-/20 Apr 2013 RRP $65.00

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