Clos de Ste Anne ‘Naboth’s Vineyard’ Gisborne Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 03-Feb-2016
Light ruby-red colour with some depth, and pale garnet hues on the rim. The nose is full and deep with a concentrated array of savoury dark-red berry fruits melded with layers of dark herbs, undergrowth, red florals and nuances of game, earth and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate features mouthfilling and rich flavours of savoury dark red berry fruits entwined with layers of herbs, undergrowth and florals. The mouthfeel is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity and fine, grained tannin extraction provides plenty of structure and grip. The wine has richness and textural balance with good linearity that carries the flavours to a crisp, textural, lingering finish of spices and herbs. This is a full, rich, lively and structured Pinot Noir with an array of savoury red fruits, florals, herb and undergrowth flavours. Serve with game meat dishes and casseroles over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked Pinot Noir Pommard clone fruit from the older plantings from ‘Naboth’s Vineyard’ along with clone 777, 667 and 114 fruit from ‘La Pouche’, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with whole berries in small cuves to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 28 days on skins and aged 11 months in 10% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Feb 2016 RRP $60.00

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