Chasing Harvest Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-May-2014
Light ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on rime, a little turbid. This has a tightly bound and elegantly concentrated nose of black and red cherry fruit, still primary and fresh, with an underlying herb and mineral amalgam. Medium-bodied, this palate is slender in proportion with flavours of dark red cherries and minerals. The mouthfeel shows a tight structure with fine-grained tannins and bright, lacy acidity providing freshness and youthful vitality. The concentration, depth and linearity becomes more evident in the glass, the wine unfolding sweet spicy elements that carry through to a sustained finish with dark cherry, mineral and spicy nuances. This is an elegant and tightly held Pinot Noir to match with duck, pork or hare over the next 5+ years. Clone 777 and 115 fruit from the ‘Te Mara’ vineyard, Mt. Pisa, hand-picked and fermented with a small portion of whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins and aged 12 months in French oak. 200 cases made. 18.0-/20 May 2014 RRP $40.00

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