Circuit North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 16-Feb-2016
Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with slight purple hues. This has a softly packed nose with harmonious layers of spicy red fruits with oak nuttiness, subtle herbal elements and earth, unfolding red florals, raspberries and cedar. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with flavours of spicy red fruits entwined with dried herbs and cedar. The wine is rounded with a grainy-tannin grip providing plenty of texture and structure. The acid is mellow, enhancing the breadth to the mouthfeel, and red floral, raspberry and whole berry confectionary elements emerge, leading to a light, nuanced finish. This is a soft, textural Pinot Noir with mellow, savoury red berry fruit, spice, earth and herb flavours. Match with mushroom dishes, and duck and pork over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the company’s three Omihi hillside vineyards, vines aged 15-27 y.o., 83% destemmed with 70% whole berries, fermented with vineyard yeast to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 28-35 days on skins and aged 12 months in seasoned French oak barrels. 616 dozen made. 16.5/20 Feb 2016 RRP $30.00

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