Escarpment ‘Noir’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 22-Mar-2018
Dark, deep, black-purple hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, very youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and gently voluminous with aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with a complex amalgam of savoury dark herbs, violet florals, nutty and mineral elements at the core. This has good depth and unveils suggestions of pepper and black plums. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweet and juicy fruit with flavours of bitter dark-red and black cherries entwined with dark herbs and savoury plums at the core. The fruit balances primary floral lift with savoury herbs. The palate is enlivened by bright and fresh acidity and the palate possesses grainy textured fruit tannins that provide plenty of mouthfeel and presence. The wine carries to a lingering, dry-textured finish. This is a sweet and juicy cherry and herb-flavoured Pinot Noir with balancing savouriness on a grainy-textured palate with fresh acidity. Serve with antipasto and tapas, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2-3 years. Abel clone fruit from the company’s Te Muna Road vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented in clay amphora to 13.0% alc., the wine on skins for 270 days. This has had no additions, including SO2, and was not fined or filtered. 17.5-/20 Mar 2018 RRP $30.00

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