Bloodwood Orange Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Australia - NSW
Review Date : 28-Dec-2011
Approx. 85% clone MV6, with 777, 114 and 115, fully-destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.6% alc. in open fermenters with hand-plunging, the temperature generally kept under 27°C. The wine was given two months in new French oak followed by around 12 months in seasoned oak. Cloudy from being unfiltered, this is garnet-hued red with a lighter edge and a hint of brick to the colour. This has a soft, full nose with volume, showing distinctive spearmint notes over red berry fruit aromas, fresh herb and oak spice nuances. Medium full-bodied, this displays a herbal edge that integrates into a complex amalgam of savoury red plum fruits interwoven with mint and eucalypt nuances, earth and mushrooms. Subtle sour, cedary flavours unfold in layers. Rounded in texture with a chunky style, the wine has fine, grainy textures and grip contributing to the structure. Good acidity carries the flavours to moderately sustained finish. While showing minty elements, this has a complexity that develops in the glass; this flavoursome Pinot Noir will match Mediterranean cuisine over the next 4-6 years. 17.0+/20 Dec 2011 RRP AUS$42.95

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