Ata Rangi ‘McCrone Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 06-Nov-2018
Even, garnet-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet is softly full, a little restrained in fruit expression, but shows plenty of vinous presence. The nose unfolds to reveal aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruit entwined with an amalgam of savoury dark herbs, whole bunch stalk nuances and a little earth. This builds in depth, but retains a degree of finesse. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with a rounded core of well-packed flavours of savoury red berry fruits with hints of black fruits, dark herbs and stalk nuances. The fruit richness is balanced by fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction with soft acidity enhancing the rounded mouthfeel. Savoury earthy complexities emerge as the wine carries smoothly to a long finish. This is an elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with complex, savoury red berry fruits, herb and earthy notes, whole bunch stalk hints on a rounded and smooth-textured flowing palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Clones Abel, 5, 115 and 777 from the ‘McCrone’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc. with 40% whole bunches, the wine aged 11 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 19.0-/20 Nov 2018 RRP $75.00

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