Brancott Estate ‘Identity’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 26-Sep-2018
Even, light ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues, paler edged. The nose is elegantly concentrated with aromas of red cherry fruit and tamarillos melded with fresh and dark herbs. The nose has depth and reveals a little nutty oak, unfolding stalk and floral elements. Medium-bodied, the palate has fresh and vibrant flavours of red cherries and tamarillos entwined with fresh and dark herbs, and a little stem-stalk, The flavours are up-front and enlivened by bright and brisk acidity, and the palate is underlined by light tannin extraction lending some linearity and grip. The fruit fades as the wine flows towards a slender finish of berry fruit and herbs. This is an up-front Pinot Noir in the cooler spectrum with cherry, tamarillo and herb flavours on a brisk palate leading to a slender finish. Serve with salmon and tuna, antipasto and tapas over the next 3 years. Clones 777, 5 and 115 predominantly from the company’s ‘Redwood’ vineyards, vines 12-16 y.o., destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in tank with French oak contact. 16.5/20 Sep 2018 RRP $21.99

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