Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Jun-2018
Lighter, even, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, paler edged. The nose is elegantly presented, quite taut and softly fresh, with aromas of red cherry fruit and a hint of boysenberries, along with refreshing red florals, and hints of fresh herbs. The aromatics are a little restrained, but well-interwoven and integrated. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses bright fruit flavours of red cherries and berryftuit, again with a touch of boysenberries, entwined with dark and fresh herbs. This is bright and vibrant, the fruit forming a slender, but proportioned core. The tannin extraction is light and supple, and fresh acidity enhances the sweet fruitiness. This has softness and balance. A lighter Pinot Noir to serve with antipasto, pasta and poultry over the next 3 years. A blend of approx. 60% Wairau and 40% Awatere Valley fruit, with a high proportion from 17 Valley, fermented with approx. 10% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., 40% of the wine aged in barriques, the oaked component in barrel for 10 months. 16.5+/20 June 2018 RRP $20.99

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