Craggy Range ‘Te Muna Road Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 08-Apr-2015
Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Te Muna Road’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barriques. Moderately full, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on edge. The nose is elegant and initially restrained, showing black cherry and dark red berry fruits along with a fine thread of dried and fresh herbs, lifted by dark red floral notes. With aeration, complex, savoury whole cluster stalk and minerally elements emerge and grow in intensity and depth. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, a concentrated core of savoury dark red berry and earthy fruit flavours is complexed by nuances of game and dried herb detail. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively and the fruit succulently sweet. Fine-grained, flowery tannins balance the fruit richness lending supple textures, carrying the wine to a long, lingering, juicy finish. This is an elegantly rich, complex and savoury flavoured Pinot Noir with freshness and fine structure. Serve with wild duck or pork, and with Middle Eastern fare over the next 5-6 years. 18.5/20 Apr 2015 RRP $42.95

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