Greenhough ‘Hope Vineyard’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 25-May-2016
Even ruby-red colour with a suggestion of purple, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and gently ethereal with harmoniously interwoven aromas of soft red berry fruits melded with lifted red florals and subtle nuances of dried herbs, unfolding hints of liquorice. The aromatics gently grow in depth, forming a firm core. Medium-full bodied and fine in proportion, the palate features a very taut, fine-textured heart with concentrated flavours of dark-red berry fruits entwined with subtle dried herb and red floral elements. A little savoury, secondary complexing detail emerges to add interest. The fruit is sweet and balanced by very fine-grained, dry, flowery tannins. The wine has drive and line, with integrated background acidity lending energy, carrying the wine to a tightly concentrated, long lingering finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, taut, red-fruited Pinot Noir with very fine structure and emerging secondary complexities. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 6+ years. A blend of 34% clone 5, 34% 10/5, 24% 777 and 8% 22 Pinot Noir, the fruit from the ‘Hope’ vineyard, vines 15-38 y.o., with an average age of 18 y.o., hand-picked, fully-destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 19-26 days on skins and aged 12 months in 21% new 228 L and 500 L French oak barrels. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0+/20 May 2016 RRP $45.00

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