Fromm ‘Churton Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Mar-2018
Even, light ruby-red colour with a little garnet, paler on the rim. The nose is tightly bound with firm and intense aromas of dark-red berry and black cherry fruit intermixed with dark herbs and some black earth minerality, unfolding violet florals and a little pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate is tight and concentrated with good depth and intensity of dark-red berry and black cherry fruit, along with notes of liquorice and spice, dark herbs and black mineral detail, unfolding violet florals. The fruit forms a fine and firm core with considerable fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction with balanced acidity. The flavours carry with very good linearity to a long and sustained finish of liquorice and spices. This is a finely concentrated and firmly packed Pinot Noir with dark-red and black fruits along with herb, liquorice and mineral notes and excellent linearity. Match with roasted game meats and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 115, 667, Abel and 5, from the ‘Churton’ vineyard, Waihopi Valley, vines 15 y.o., fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with many whole berries to 13.0% alc., the wine spending approx. 3 weeks on skins and aged 16-18 months in 10% new French oak 228 L barrels. Certified BioGro organic. 870 bottles made. 19.0-/20 Mar 2018 RRP $55.00

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