Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 09-Feb-2015
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with garnet hues on rim. The bouquet is full and soft with broad ethereal aromas of savoury red berry and plum fruit complexed by secondary undergrowth, dried herb and truffle elements. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of red berries and plums are expressed with sweetness and lusciousness. The mouthfeel is plush and smooth. Some sweet and sour game and mushroom layers unfold, melding with the dried herb and bramble. Fine-grained tannins build in presence, and the fruit recedes, leading to a savoury, dry finish. This is a soft and plush Pinot Noir with sweet and savoury secondary fruit and undergrowth flavour and a fine, dry mouthfeel. Serve with wild duck and pork, and with mushroom dishes over the next 4-5 years. Pinot Noir fruit, clones 667, 5, 777, Abel and 115, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins post ferment and aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 17.0+/20 Feb 2015 RRP $34.99

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