Devotus ‘Single Vineyard’ Martinborough Terrace Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 05-Sep-2015
Moderately full black-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and well-concentrated with deep aromas of ripe dark-red and black berried fruits, unfolding notes of raspberry liqueur, spices and pepper, lifted by dark red floral elements. Earthy, meaty, stalky and undergrowth whole bunch nuances emerge with aeration, the bouquet showing good integration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fulsome and solidly packed with mouthfilling flavours of dark-red and black fruits melded with savoury dark herb and earthy whole bunch complexities. Some resinous nutty oak elements also show. The fruit is supported by soft, grainy tannin structure and soft acidity adds to the broad mouthfeel and presence. The wine carries to a full, soft, black-fruited and earthy, herb-nuanced finish. This is a fulsome, black-fruited Pinot Noir with layers of savoury earth, stalk and herbal whole cluster complexities along with a grainy mouthfeel. Serve with casseroles and game meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. Dijon clones 667, 777, 114 and 115, plus Abel clone fruit, from 20 y.o. vines, hand-picked, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 40% whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 11 days on skins and aged 11 months in French oak. 1,703 bottles made. 18.0/20 Sep 2015 RRP $38.00

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