Greenhough Nelson Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 18-Jun-2012
Soft ruby-red colour with some garnet hues. The nose is light and reserved but grows to show good intensity of spiced red cherry fruit aromas along with raspberry essence and the beginnings of secondary dried herb elements. Medium-bodied, rich and lush dark cherry and berry fruit flavours are intermixed with herb and spice notes that are a feature. The fruit has richness, enlivened by fresh acidity and balanced by fine-grained tannins. The flavours are mouthfilling and detailed by some secondary, savoury interest which is carried through to an ethereal, soft finish. Though shy on bouquet, this Pinot Noir has good richness and mouthfeel, and beginning to develop some savoury interest. Match with Mediterranean-inspired red meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Clones 5, 10/5, 22, 777, 667, 115 and Abel from two sites in Hope and two in the Upper Moutere, fully destemmed, given an ambient soak and partially indigenous yeast fermented to 13.6% alc. The wine spent up to 24 days on skins, and was aged 12 months in French barriques and puncheons. 17.5-/20 Jun 2012 RRP $27.00

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