Auntsfield ‘Single Vineyard’ Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 01-Mar-2018
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple hues, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full and voluminous with well-packed and solid aromas of ripe, dark raspberry and black berried fruits entwined with dark herbs, nutty oak elements and savoury reductive mineral nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright and vibrant with juicy flavours of black cherries, blackberries and dark raspberries melded with subtle notes of dark herbs, unveiling a little nutty oak and savoury reductive suggestions. The mouthfeel is vigorous and the sweet fruit is balanced by grainy tannin extraction along with fresh, lacy acidity. The flavours carry with good energy to a long, robust finish. This is a bright, vibrant and vigorous blackberry and raspberry fruited Pinot Noir with some reductive mineral notes, and good tannin structure. Match with grilled and roasted lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, predominantly destemmed with over 2% whole bunches on average, and partially indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged approx. 10 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Mar 2018 RRP $45.00

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