Fromm Brancott Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Aug-2012
Moderately dark, deep ruby-red colour with some black-purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is fresh and rich with densely packed, bright raspberry and black fruit aromas with hints of ripe plums and dark herbs. A faint touch of reduction is present, but dissipates as the aromatic volume opens. Medium-full bodied, this is a rich and fulsome wine with near-bold and fleshy fruit flavours of dark raspberries. Fine-grained tannins provide some restraint to the fruitiness, and the wine is balanced in structure with discreet acidity underlining the palate core. The fruit flavours carry through to a sustained finish with black plum and raspberry fruit notes. This is an openly structured and supple Pinot Noir with richness and balance. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 115, 114, 777, Abel, 5 and 6, from vines 13 y.o. on average, from the ‘Quarters' and ‘Clayvin' vineyards in the Brancott Valley, fully destemmed and wild yeast fermented with a portion of whole berries to 14.0% alc. The wine spent 3-4 weeks on skins and 14-16 months in 10% new French oak. 18.5/20 Aug 2012 RRP $45.00

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