Corofin ‘Settlement Vineyard – East Slope’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Mar-2014
Medium deep ruby-red, even hearted, a little garnet on rim. The nose is subtle and gentle with red berry fruit aromas, seamlessly interwoven with delicate layers of whole bunch savoury elements. The oaking is very sensitive, and the bouquet builds in depth, showing savoury herbs and florals. Medium-bodied and restrained in expression, delicate flavours of red berries and red florals are harmoniously melded with savoury herb elements. The palate has a smooth flow, showing its richness stylishly, and unfolding savoury and spicy nuances. The extraction is positive and the tannins are silky, and there is excellent presence with great understatement. A soft, red-fruited lingering finish completes the wine. This will continue to develop richness and subtle interest over the next 5-6 years. Serve with poultry and pork. Hand-picked fruit, predominantly clone 777 with 667 from the ‘East Slope’ of the ‘Settlement Vineyard’, Omaka Valley from vines around 10 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with 80% whole berries and 20% whole cluster to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 25 days on skins and aged 11 months in 3 and 4 y.o. French oak barrels. 94 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Mar 2014 RRP $45.00

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