Ataahua Waipara Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 08-Jan-2014
Hand-picked fruit, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Moderately dark ruby-red colour with some garnet hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is elegant with restrained aromas of dark red berry fruits entwined with savoury seasoned oak and earthy elements, along with light herb and peppery nuances. Some spice and liquorice emerges in the glass. Medium-full bodied, lively savoury red berry fruit flavours show with savoury earth, undergrowth and oak notes. Fresh and crisp acidity underlines the fruit and fine-grained, firm tannins provide the structure and line. The flavours are carried to an earthy finish with complex savoury detail. This is a savoury, earthy Pinot Noir with a fine, firm palate and acid drive. Serve with mushroomy risotto, pasta, and Mediterranean red meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. 17.5-/20 Jan 2014 RRP $34.00

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