Hopesgrove ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 01-Oct-2016
Even ruby-red colour with some depth, paler on the rim with slight purple tints. This has a soft and gently full nose of dark raspberry fruit with an amalgam of whole berry fermentation confectionary detail intermixed with red liquorice, dark red florals and dark herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and rounded with gently up-front, mouthfilling, ethereal flavours of dark-red berries and strawberries, red florals and lifted whole berry fermentation confectionary elements. This is soft in texture with light tannin extraction, and integrated, mellow acidity. The flavours and fruit sweetness recede as the wine flows to a fine-textured, lingering finish. This is a gently rich, up-front, red-fruited Pinot Noir with light tannin extraction and a soft mouthfeel. Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4 years. The first release of a Pinot Noir under ‘Hopesgrove’ from third crop fruit, clones 667, 777 and 115, the wine indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches and no crushing to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in seasoned oak. 17.5-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $29.50

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