Forager Waipara North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 15-Jun-2018
Light ruby-red colour with some depth, a little paler on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion with a near-firm and deep core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit, along with subtle red florals, melded with a complexing array of dried and dark herbs and a little earth. The aromatics are very harmoniously interwoven and unfold layers of interest. Medium-bodied, the palate is vibrant and lively with a rich and near-succulent, deep heart of savoury dark-red cherry and berry fruit harmoniously intermingling with red florals, dried herbs, a little earth and hints of lifted whole bunch stalks. The mouthfeel features fruit vitality and energy, and the concentrated core is underlined by good fine-grained tannin structure with balanced acidity. The flavours carry to a very long and sustained finish. This is a considerably rich and concentrated, but vibrant and elegant Pinot Noir with complex flavours of savoury red fruits, florals, herbs and earth. Match with coq au vin and game bird dishes over the next 6 years. Clones 667 and 5 from the Williams’ ‘Blacks Ave’ vineyard, from 20 y.o. vines, the fruit hand-picked and hand-sorted, with destemming, and returned to a fermenter in the sourcing vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 28 days on skins and 16 months in seasoned French oak. 44 cases made. 19.0/20 Jun 2018 RRP $55.00

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