Neudorf ‘Tom’s Block Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 24-Jun-2013
Clones 10/5, 5, 777, 667, 115, 114 and 113, from the Neudorf, Kina Beach and ‘Lord Rutherford’ Brightwater vineyards, hand-picked, destemmed and given a cold soak, then indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 12 months in 25% new French oak. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is softly restrained and subdued in fruit expression, the ripe, dark red berry and cherry fruit supported by dark herb nuances, but a little muted by a touch of reduction. Medium-bodied, the palate has a core of dark berry fruit with subtle earth and herb detail, violet floral elements and a hint of oak emerges in the glass. There is good mouthfeel and presence, the tannins grainy in their flow. The wine has good density and depth, and the flavours lead to a firm, tightly bound, dry finish. This is a youthful and slightly restrained, dark fruited Pinot Noir with the tannin structure and grip to unfold over the next 5-6 years. Match with roasted pork and Mediterranean-inspired fare. 18.0/20 Jun 2013 RP $29.90

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