Delta Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Jun-2014
A blend of fruit from the hillside and flat land plantings of ‘Delta Farm’, 95% destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented with a high portion of whole berries to 13.5% alc., 20% of the wine left on skins for 14 days post ferment, the wine aged 10 months, 33% in French oak, the remainder in stainless-steel. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on edge. This has an elegantly concentrated and fresh bouquet with a good core of ripe black and red berry fruits, and kirsch, entwined with subtle herb, earth and minerally complexities along with hints of smoky reductive elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a silky, smooth-flowing core of black cherry and raspberry fruit complexed by dark herb, mineral and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is refined and vibrant with very fine-grained tannins and soft, lacy acidity underlining the fruit. This has a delicate succulence that carries through to a tightly bound and very long, lingering finish with cherry fruit flavours and minerals. This is a fine-featured, sweet dark-red fruited Pinot Noir with subtle complexing mineral nuances. Serve with poultry, pork and Asian cuisine over the next 5-6 years. 18.0+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $24.00

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