Leveret Estate ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 20-Oct-2014
Clone 115 and 667 fruit from the ‘Bottom Terrace’ site of the company’s ‘Kuranui’ vineyard, in the upper Awatere Valley, hand-picked, destemmed, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., in Marlborough, the wine transferred to Hawke’s Bay for maturation, the wine aged 15 months in 100% new French oak. Light garnet-red colour with some depth, paler on rim. The nose is initially delicate and restrained, showing pure and pretty, finely concentrated red cherry and berry fruit aromas. Subtle herb and floral notes unfold with aeration, building in depth and richness. Medium-bodied, bright red cherry fruit flavours intermingle with raspberry and herb notes. The fruit shows cooler-spectrum characters with fine, lacy acidity enlivening the fruit expression. Fine-grained, sinewy tannins underline the fruit and the wine flows along a good core, growing in sweetness and fleshiness as it leads to a refined, firm and dry finish. This is a tightly bound cherry and berry-fruited Pinot Noir with firm, sinewy structure. It will develop more richness. Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $34.95

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