Margrain ‘River’s Edge’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 21-Nov-2016
Light ruby-red colour with some depth and light garnet hues on the rim. The nose is softly full with gentle aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruits along with subtle notes of dark herbs and earth. The aromatics show good intensity and unfolds piquant nuances of liquorice, with suggestions of resinous oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses mouthfilling and succulent flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark and dried herbs, a little game and earthy elements. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, bright, lacy acidity and supported by light, grainy, but supple tannin extraction providing a firm line. The wine flows to a fill, lively finish of savoury red fruits, earth and game. This is a mouthfilling Pinot Noir with savoury dark-red berry along with earth and game notes, framed by light, grainy structure and fresh acidity. Match with mushroom dishes, duck, pork and game over the next 4+ years. Clones 5, 115, 114, 667, 777, Abel and some 10/5 from the ‘Home’ and ‘River’ blocks, fermented with minimal whole clusters and partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 8% new oak followed by a further 6 months in seasoned oak. 17.5-/20 Nov 2016 RRP $24.00

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