Escarpment ‘Te Rehua’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Apr-2018
Even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fine in proportion with fragrant aromas of lifted dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark-red and violet florals, alongside subtle notes of fresh and dark herbs, some whole bunch stalk notes, and aromatic oak. This has excellent fruit focus and expression with vitality and a concentrated core. Medium-full bodied, thwe palate has rich, sweet and lively, vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruit interwoven with an amalgam of fresh and dark herbs, whole bunch stalk suggestions, and violet florals. The mouthfeel is energetic and the fruit is supported by fine, grainy structure and grip, and the fruit is enlivened by fresh acidity. The flavours are up-front and carry to a ful-flavoured finish. This is a rich, sweet and vibrant Pinot Noir with vibrant dark-red berry fruit entwined with layers of florals and herbs, on a well-structured palate with fresh acidity. Match with roasted beef, lanb and venison over the next 6-8+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Barton’ vineyard, Huangarua Road, a blend of many clones, vines 24 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunches to 13.7% alc., the wine spending 24 days on skins and aged 18 months in 40% new French oak barriques. 19.0/20 Apr 2018 RRP $85.00

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