Forager Waipara Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 13-Oct-2014
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on edge with a little garnet. The bouquet is firm with a dense core of savoury dark red fruits that unfolds in layers of dried herb, bramble and with red floral elements, spice and musk, the aromatics blossoming in volume. Medium-full bodied, this has an elegant and well concentrated core of savoury red berry fruits are complexed by bramble, dried herb and earthy flavours. Distinctive spice and aromatic musk nuances add intriguing detail. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained, subtle tannin extraction and the mouthfeel features bright, racy, slightly elevated acidity that carries the wine to a very long, lingering finish. This is an elegant, finely concentrated and textured, complex, savoury and brambly Pinot Noir with a brisk mouthfeel. Match with mushroom influenced risotto, wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked and hand-sorted Pinot Noir fruit, from the ‘Greystone’ vineyard, fully destemmed and returned to a fermentor outside among the vines, the fruit undergoing a soak of 12 days and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 32 days on skins, aged 15 months in 1 y.o. French oak barriques and bottled without fining, filtration or any additions. 40 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $65.00

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