Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir 2019, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 13-Apr-2021
Moderate deep ruby-red with a black hue, slightly hazy, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and grounded; nuances of savoury earth, ash, florals intermix mulberries, cherries, unveiling cinnamon bark and lifted fragrance. Medium-full bodied, aromas of mulberries, red cherries have a sweet, pure expression, melded with ash, earth, savoury fruit. As the wine aerated, subtle wildflower fragrances, cinnamon, nutmeg spices unveil, lend a tranquil, lengthy closing. The wine has a 'zen' factor, a complex range of flavours melded harmoniously, showing purity and calm energy. Acidity is integrated; finely extracted tannin leaves a powdery, silky mouthfeel. This is a harmonious natural beauty full of delicate interests. Match with roasted pigeon and wild game over the next 6-8 years. Handpicked, fermented outdoor in the vineyard in an open-top fermenter, indigenous vineyard yeast and ambient temperatures. Aged 15 months in 2-5-year-old barrel. 13.5% alc. Unfined, unfiltered. Organic certified, vegan friendly. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Apr 2021 RRP $75

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