Margrain ‘River’s Edge’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 17-Jan-2013
Light ruby-red colour with some depth, and pale garnet hues on rim. The nose is softly full and lifted with complex aromas of savoury red berry fruitsmelded with hints of dried herbs and game. Medium-bodied, bright and lush, juicy red berry fruit flavours are enlivened by racy acidity. The up-front and mouthfilling fruit is the feature on the palate, and the tannin extraction supple and modest, but in good support. The finish is juicy and sweet and moderately sustained. This is an attractively fruity, juicy Pinot Noir with liveliness and immediate approachability to serve with pasta, poultry and pork dishes over the next3+ years. A barrel-selected wine. Abel, 5, 667, 777, 114 and 115 clones from vines mainly 10 y.o. vines given a cold soak, with a small portion of indigenous yeast ferment and whole bunch. Fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 5% new oak with a further 6 months in old oak. 16.5+/20 Jan 2013 RRP $28.00

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