Martinborough Vineyard ‘Te Tera’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Oct-2014
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues on rim. This has an elegant and finely presented nose with penetrating aromas of raspberries, dark cherries, plums and savoury herb nuances. Soft floral perfumes and whole berry fermentation lift emerges in the glass. Medium-bodied, bright and refreshingly juicy, primary fruit flavours of dark raspberries and subtle herb elements feature on the palate. The fruit is balanced and supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and fresh, lacy and lively acidity. A refined, textured line carries the sweet fruit to a long, restrained finish with dark cherry and berry fruit flavours. This is a bright, elegantly sized, sweet fruited and freshly ripe Pinot Noir with balance and structure. Serve with pork, lamb and beef dishes over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit, mainly from younger Abel and Dijon 115, 667 and 777 clone vines, 8-23 y.o., from the ‘Home’, ‘Moy Hall’, ‘Fraters’, ‘Croft’ and ‘Alexander’ blocks, destemmed, given a cool soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc, the wine spending 19 days on skins, the wine aged 10 months in 12% new French oak barriques. 18.0+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $29.00

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