Craggy Range ‘Aroha’ ‘Te Muna Road Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Jun-2014
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on rim. The bouquet is full with bright and aromatic dark red cherry and berry fruit, lifted by beautiful violet and dark red floral perfumes and a suggestion of fresh herbs, the nose revealing a deep and densely packed, soft core. Medium-bodied and very elegantly presented, subtle waves of aromatic cherry and berry fruit unfold with violet floral detail and subtle herb nuance. This has great clarity, and the complexing nuances totally integral, the fruit stylishly sweet and succulent, enlivened by racy acidity. The mouthfeel is crisp and energetic, with moderate, very fine-grained, supple tannins, carrying the fruit flavours to a tightly bound, texturally refined, long lingering, aromatic finish. This is a beautifully elegant and refined Pinot Noir with aromatic perfumes, supple tannins and lacy acidity. Match with fine Asian fare, poultry, pork and rabbit over the next 6-8 years. Two parcels, one being Abel clone fruit and the other ‘Block 16’ fruit, primarily clone 114, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole clusters to 12.9% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $99.95

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