Awatere River ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2012
Clone UDC5 fruit from a single vineyard in the Lower Dashwood district, destemmed and given a cold soak, then fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 30% new French oak barriques. Moderatey full ruby-red colour, lighter on rim. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with primary aromas of dark strawberry fruit with savoury herbs, fragrant lavender notes and oak spices. Medium-full bodied, this has good depth of bright and juicy aromatic strawberry fruit flavours lifted with oak and enlivened by racy acidity which features in the mouthfeel. Subtle, fine tannins build to provide a good core and carry through to a lightly herbal nuanced, soft red fruited finish showing some alcohol. This is an attractive, soft red fruited Pinot Noir with a lively succulence. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. 17.5/20 Oct 2012 RRP $22.00

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