Big Sky ‘Provenance’ Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Oct-2016
Ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is refined with intense aromas of dark=red cherry and berry fruit interwoven with layers of cedary, spicy oak, nuances of dried herbs and a little volatile lift. The aromatics grow in intensity with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate features a concentrated and deep heart of dark-red cherry fruit intermixed with layers of spicy, cedary oak. The mouthfeel is smooth with very fine-textured tannin extraction and structure, and balanced, integrated acidity. The concentrated core has linearity and drive, carrying to a very long, sustained, dry, fine-textured finish of cherries, herbs and spicy oak. This is an elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with fine textures, showing red cherry fruit, dried herbs and spicy oak. Match with slow-cooked game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-7 years. 80% clone 115 and 20% clone 10/5 from Te Muna Road, vines 15 and 24 y.o., hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunches and mainly whole berries to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 28 days on skins and aged 20 months in 50% new French oak. 18.0+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $45.00

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