Gibbston Valley ‘Le Maitre’ Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2014
Mixed clones from the ‘Home Block’ from vines planted from 1983, destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins, and aged 10 months in 40% new oak. Even ruby-red colour with some garnet and bricking on edge. The bouquet is elegant and fragrant with aromas of fresh red fruits and complexing secondary spice, dried herb and earth notes that build in depth to show god depth and density. There is an appealing piquancy and poise to the aromatics that result in completeness. Medium-full bodied, rich, succulently juicy flavours of red fruits are lifted by red florals and fresh herbal notes. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively, and follows a very fine-grained and refined tannin line with excellent drive and energy. The wine carries to a rich fruited, aromatic finish with fine textures and excellent length. This is an elegant, succulently sweet and aromatic Pinot Noir with piquant floral, fruit and herbal flavours. Serve with Mediterranean-inspired fare over the next 6-7 years. 18.5+/20 Aug 2014 RRP $80.00

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