Grava Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Feb-2018
Light red colour with some depth and slight garnet hues on the rim. The nose is taut with a firm heart of savoury red berry and plum fruit along with a layering of dried herbs and whole bunch stalk perfumes, unfolding some nutty oak and hints of earth. This has good complexity and detail. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweetly rich fruit flavours of savoury red berries and plums entwined with dried herbs and subtle whole bunch stalk notes. The fruit possesses lusciousness and unfolds lifted red florals. The fruit sweetness is enlivened by fresh acidity and supported by fine-grained tannin structure that allows the fruit to prevail. The wine carries with good energy to a vibrant finish. This is a succulent and lusciously sweet Pinot Noir with complex savoury red berry and plum fruit along with dried herb and whole bunch detail, on a fresh, fine-structured palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 115 and 777 fully destemmed with 35% Abel as whole bunches, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 10% new French oak barrels. 18.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $45.00

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