Fancrest Estate Waipara Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 26-Oct-2011
Bright, even garnet-red colour with some depth and bricking on the rim. The nose is light and subtle, showing strawberry and dried herbs, the fruit in the cooler spectrum, but with red floral interest and an attractive purity. Medium-light weighted and quite elegant, the flavours of red berry fruits and soft red florals are ethereal in expression, but there is a good core and some concentration through the palate. The fruit is lively, with good acidity and restrained tannin extraction and the wine is well-balanced. Fruit from 5 y.o. vines from the ‘Fancrest' estate, 100% destemmed and wild yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in approx.. 30% new French oak barriques. A smaller-scale, cooler wine with proper proportions, this will match salmon and tuna, or subtle Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years. 16.5/20 Oct 2011 RRP $25.00

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