Huntress Martinborough Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Nov-2018
Light, garnet-hued red colour with some depth, paler on the edge. The nose is elegantly presented with finely concentrated and penetrating aromas of soft cherry and dark-red berry fruits along with an amalgam of fresh and dark herbs, red floral elements, some nutty oak and complexing earthy suggestions. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with moderately intense and concentrated flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with a subtle layer of dark herbs, nutty oak and earth, unfolding red florals. The palate unfolds savoury detail and interest. The fruit is supported by grainy tannin extraction and structure with an underlying line of fresh acidity providing freshness and energy. The wine carries to a long finish. This is an elegantly proportioned Pinot Noir with moderately concentrated flavours of cherry and berry fruit with herbs, nutty oak and earthy complexities on a grainy-textured palate. Serve with lamb and beef dishes over the next 6+ years. A co-fermentation of clone 5, 828 and Abel fruit from the Crosby’s ‘On Giants Shoulders’ vineyard on the Martinborough terrace, with 20% whole bunches to 13.1% alc., the wine spending 27 days on skins and aged n seasoned French oak with MLF in tank, the wine bottled in October 2018 after 18 months maturation. 1.111 bottles made. 17.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $49.00

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