Bannock Brae ‘Goldfields’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 05-Apr-2018
Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with slight purple hues. The nose is soft and elegant in presentation with aromas of dark-red berry fruit harmoniously melded with a layer of thyme herbs and hints of whole bunch stalk perfumes. This has good depth and intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate is open and accessible with up-front and gently concentrated flavours of dark-red berry fruits, herbs and whole bunch stalk notes. The fruit forms a positive core and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, with soft, balanced acid freshness. The wine flows easily, leading to an elegant finish. This is a moderately concentrated Pinot Noir with harmonious berry fruit, herb and whole bunch suggestions on a fine-structured palate. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit from three sites in Bendigo and Bannockburn, clones 5, 6 and 115, fermented with some batches up to 20% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 21-28 days on skins and aged 11 months in 24% new French oak barriques. 17.5+/20 Apr 2018 RRP $30.00

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