Gibbston Valley ‘Gold River’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2014
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with a good heart, lighter on rim with purple suggestions. The nose is fresh and up-front with aromas of black and red cherry fruit along with some thyme herb and liquorice notes, and some whole berry fermentation confectionary and jam elements. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, up-front bright dark red berry and cherry fruits and herbal elements show with juiciness, alongside brisk and racy acidity. The flavours are sweet, jammy and laced with savouriness. Soft, grainy tannins balance the fruit sweetness, showing suppleness, building to form a firm line, which leads to a long, dry finish. This is a juicy, jammy Pinot Noir with suppleness and racy acidity. Match with antipasto, tapas, pasta and risotto over the next 3+ years. Clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667 and 777, predominantly from Bendigo with a portion from Gibbston, destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 6 months in French oak. 17.5/20 Aug 2014 RRP $30.00

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