Greywacke Pinot Noir 2018, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-May-2021
Deep, ruby-red with moderate transparency, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is soft with depth, elegantly presented, aromas of Bing cherries, strawberries interweave minty, medicinal herbs, followed by delicate spices and lifted earthy minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has density and richness, cherries and strawberries aromas enriched by star anise, cloves and dried herbs. An earthy, rich tea leaves essence added breadth, carry to a long, lingering dry finish. Fine-grained silky tannin have ripeness and grip; lively acidity provides vibrancy and balance. This is a complexing, earthy Pinot Noir with a dense flow of herbs and spices, vibrant red fruit and a silky tannin grip. Match with smoked duck and char siu over the next 5-8 years. Fruit was sourced from Southern Valleys and principally from Yarrum Vineyard, predominantly Dijon clones 115, 77 and 667 with smaller parcels of UCD5 and 10/5. Handpicked, the majority destemmed into open-top fermenters, including a percentage of whole bunch. The fruit was left to soak on skin before indigenous yeast fermentation and daily plunged. Aged in French oak barriques for 16 months, 30% new oak. 13.5% alc. 19/20 (95 pts) May 2021 RRP $49  

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