Greystone Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 10-Jul-2015
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. This has a tightly bound, firmly concentrated nose, quite slender in presentation, showing black berried fruits with subtle, savoury earthy and undergrowth complexities in the background. Dark herb and delicate violet floral elements add to the detail and interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses a tightly concentrated core that blossoms with mouthfilling flavours of bright, vibrantly rich and succulent dark red and black berried fruits. The fruit is harmoniously entwined with subtle, savoury and complexing layers of undergrowth, spice, soy sauce and earthy notes. Fine-grained tannin extraction supports and balances the fruit richness, and lacy acidity provides excellent energy, as the wine flows to a very long, lingering finish of black cherry fruit. This is a well-concentrated, rich and luscious black-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle savoury complexities and a fine-textured, lively mouthfeel. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, predominantly clones 115 and 667 along with 5 and 777 from the ‘Greystone’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole cluster and 5% in situ in the vineyard to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 5 weeks on skins and aged 11 months in 30% new French oak. 18.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $40.00

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