Fromm ‘Churton Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 29-Jan-2017
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, paler on the rim. The nose is firm and concentrated with intensely packed aromas of ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit along with n amalgam of dark herbs and black mineral elements, lifted by dark-red, violet and black florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a bright and vibrant, aromatic palate with ripe blackberry and black cherry flavours entwined with black minerals and suggestions of dark herbs. The fruit has richness, sweetness and vitality, with fresh, lacy acidity providing energy and tension. The fruit is supported by tightly bound, fine-grained tannins, and the wine has positive linearity, leading to a long, lingering and elegant finish of black fruits, minerals and florals. This is a vibrant, firmly concentrated, black-fruited Pinot Noir with refined tannin extraction, freshness and mineral notes. Match with lamb, beef and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Churton’ vineyard, Waihopi Valley, clones 115, 667, Abel and 5, vines 14 y.o. on loess and clay over alluvial gravel, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged 16-18 months in 10% new oak. Certified BioGro Organic. 300 bottles made. 19.0-/20 Jan 2017 RRP $55.00

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