Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 22-Sep-2014
Full, dark ruby-red colour with lighter youthful purple hues on edge. This has a softly dense and harmoniously integrated nose of ripe dark berry and plum fruit, lifted by aromas of dark raspberries and violet florals, along with nuances of fresh dark herbs and savoury whole bunch complexities. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is a little restrained in expression, but shows plush, ripe dark berry fruits, liquorice and plum in an integrated amalgam. Fine-grained, supple, soft tannin extraction, and discreet acidity balances the fruit depth and the palate has good alcoholic power and drive. Concentrated and brooding, the wine leads to a rich finish with length and presence. This is a rich and concentrated, supple Pinot Noir with harmoniously detailed flavours that will reveal more complexity over the next 6-8+ years. Serve with roasted pork, lamb, beef and venison. Clones 667, 777, 114, 115, 5 and Abel from the ‘Johner’ vineyard, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending around 2 weeks on skins post ferment, and aged in 25% new French oak. 18.5/20 Sep 2014 RRP $36.00

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