Craggy Range ‘Aroha’ ‘Te Muna Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 11-May-2011
Medium deep ruby-red colour with a lighter edge and purple hues. This has a full, softly dense, voluminous nose packed with spicy dark red berry and cherry fruits, with superbly handled oak. Nuances of fresh and dried herbs, red flowers and a touch of liquorice show. A big, full and bold style with great presence in the mouth, the feature is the fabulous core of ripe red and dark berry fruits and notes of plums with herbs. There is real weight and concentration, but the softness of texture and harmony of the extraction is startling and pleasing. This is ultra-smooth in its textures. There is the suggestion of alcoholic power on the finish, but this translates to richness, warmth and length. Fruit from the ‘Te Muna Vineyard', 10% whole bunch, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.6% alc., the wine aged in 35% new French oak barriques for 12 months. Serve with roast duck, pork and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5-8 years. 19.0/20 May 2011 RRP $99.95

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