Devil’s Staircase Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 28-Jan-2013
The secondary label for Rockburn. Pisa and Gibbston fruit fermented to 14.2% alc., the wine spending 10-21 days on skins and bottled without oak influence. Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with purple hues, youthful in appearance. This has a full, soft and up-front nose of spicy dark-red cherry fruit with an amalgam of dark herbs and earthy nuances. Medium-full bodied, soft, open and ripe dark cherry flavours are intermixed with herb and earth elements. Soft, grainy textures frame the fruit and provide a dry mouthfeel and a fulsome presence. The acidity is restrained, in good balance adding to the line and drive, and brightens the raspberry liqueur flavours that unfold on a soft, dry, moderately sustained finish. This is a full, dry-textured Pinot Noir with up-front dark cherry and raspberry flavours. It has the potential to come together with some interest over the next 4 years. Match with antipasto, charcuterie, risotto and pastas. 17.0-/20 Jan 2013 RRP $25.00

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