Burn Cottage ‘Valli Vineyard’ Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 01-May-2016
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with light purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. This has a softly full and voluminous nose with ethereal aromas of dark red berry fruits and black cherries melded with whole cluster stalk and dark thyme herb layers, unfolding an array of floral and herbs with aeration. The aromatics grow in depth and concentration in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of dark red berries and cherries are layered with flavours of dark herbs and complex whole cluster stalk elements. The fruit is rich, vibrant and intense, but harmoniously integrated with fine, powdery tannin extraction and soft acidity. The palate grows in weight, presence and texture, and the flavours carry to a concentrated, soft finish of black plums, liquorice and piquant, spicy herbs. This is a full, densely concentrated, finely structured, voluminous Pinot Noir with harmoniously layered flavours of dark fruits, thyme herbs and whole bunch detail. Match with herb-marinated lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6-8+ years. Clones 5, 6, 115 and 777 from the ‘Valli’ vineyard, Gibbston, from vines 15 y.o., fermented with 27% whole bunches to 13.7% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 12 months in 25% new oak. 19.0/20 May 2016 RRP $63.00

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