Balancing Act ‘REW’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 18-Sep-2014
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on rim. The nose is fresh with tightly bound and concentrated aromas of dark red cherry fruit with interwoven nuances of minerals, herbs and stalky elements and dusty oak notes. Medium-full bodied, firmly concentrated flavours of black berry and dark red cherry fruit form an amalgam with dark herbs and mineral notes. The oaking is well-balanced, lending a little dusty layering. The mouthfeel features a firm, grainy line and dry textures, with the extract and acidity providing drive, carrying the wine to a moderately long, firm and dry finish. This is a concentrated and firm, black and red cherry fruited Pinot Noir with plenty of structure. Seve with roasted red meats and casseroles over the next 4-5+ years. Pinot Noir fruit from 5 sites in the Alexandra Basin fermented to 13.5% alc., 60% of the wine aged 9 months in 5% new oak, the remaining 40% having equivalence of 15% new oak with stave contact. Resveratrol enhanced to 75 mg per bottle. Winemaker: Alan McCorkindale. 16.5+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $24.95

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