Honorary ‘Single Vineyard’ Waihopai Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Aug-2018
Dark ruby-red colour with good depth, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is soft and gently concentrated with deep aromas of dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit, harmoniously melded with a subtle layer of spicy, nutty oak and suggestions of dark herbs, violet florals and a little earth. Medium-full bodied, the palate is stylishly restrained in expression, but possesses sweet and rich flavours of dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit with nuances of plums, unfolding an amalgam of dark herbs and spicy, nutty oak. The palate has good weight and presence and the fruit is supported by grainy tannin extraction with soft acidity, lending a positive mouthfeel. The flavours carry to a gently lingering finish. This is a dark-red and black fruited Pinot Noir with good weight and structure, with a soft accessibility. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 4 years. Fruit from the ‘Manawa Block’, from the ‘Bankhouse Station’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.3% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak. Winemaker: Leonardo Ricardez. 18.0-/20 Aug 2018 RRP $18.00

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