Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 23-Apr-2015
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, lighter edged. The bouquet is elegant and presented with precision and focus, showing a core of ripe black and dark red berry fruits harmoniously interwoven with dark plums and waves of complexing dark herbs and savoury, whole-cluster-like stalk nuances and nutty oak. The aromatics open out with finesse, blooming in volume on aeration. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of black and dark red berry fruits are concentrated and well-bound, but succulent and rich with savoury dark herb and stalky complexities adding great interest and layers of detail. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, supple, velvety tannins providing a refined structure and line and the palate has excellent acid energy and tension. There is depth, intensity and power that carries to a long, sustained finish of plums, liquorice and savoury herbs. This is an elegant and refined, focussed, succulent black-fruited Pinot Noir with complex herbal detail and supple tannin extraction. Match with wild duck or pork and coq au vin over the next 6-7+ years. Four clones of fruit from five blocks, hand-picked and destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented, some in the vineyard, with a high portion of whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins and aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 2,500 cases made. 19.0+/20 Apr 2015 RRP $40.00

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