Black Estate ‘Home’ North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 28-May-2018
Moderately deep garnet-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full and voluminous with ethereal red berry fruit aromas along with savoury dark and dried herbs, some earth and undergrowth along with red floral and game elements providing a harmonious array of complexing aromatics. Medium-bodied, the palate has a rich and softly concentrated but densely packed heart of luscious and succulent, savoury dark-red berry fruits along with complexing flavours of dried herbs, a little undergrowth and earth. The fruit is underlined by a fine, tight tannin structure with soft, integrated acidity. The flavours carry to a long, lingering, sweet and savoury finish. This is a rich and sweetly lush Pinot Noir with a deep core of savoury dark-red berry fruits along with herbs, undergrowth and earth on a fine, firm-textured palate. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from the ‘Home’ vineyard, from clone 10/5 planted in 1994, and clones 115, 667, 828, 943, Abel and 5, planted in 2011, hand-picked and 97% destemmed to give 75% whole berries, indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine spending 58 days on skins and aged 12 months in seasoned 228 L French oak barrels, and aged a further 5 months in tank. 743 cases made. 18.5/20 May 2018 RRP $45.00

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