Mission ‘Reserve’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 10-Aug-2015
Light garnet-red colour, pale on rim with some bricking. The nose is soft and fragrant with delicately ethereal aromas of red berry fruits intermingling with red florals. Subtle layers of savoury spices, dried herbs and earth unfold, adding interest, the aromatics retaining a fresh steeliness underneath. Medium to medium-full bodied, bright, lively, fresh and juicy fruit flavours of strawberries are lifted by red floral notes. Delicate dried herb and savoury earth elements provide some complexing detail. The palate is guided by a fine-grained tannin line, the dryness balancing the sweetness and acidity, carrying the wine to a long, ethereal, floral finish with a little grip. This is a fresh, juicy and fragrant Pinot Noir with a fine tannin line. Serve with firm-flesh fish and poultry dishes over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit from a Lake Ferry Road site, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.8% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins post ferment and aged in tank. 17.5/20 Aug 2015 RRP $24.99

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