Ngatarawa ‘Glazebrook’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-May-2015
Ruby-red colour with some depth, and lighter garnet hues on rim. The nose is fresh and firmly packed with up-front aromas of ripe raspberry fruit along with subtle herbal nuances. Some reduction is present, this giving way to increasing fruit richness in the glass. Medium-bodied, u-front raspberry and raspberry and cream fruit flavours form a rich core. Some herbal nuances are entwined with the berry fruit flavours. The fruit is encased by grainy tannin extraction providing plenty of texture and underlying grip. Integrated acidity lends good energy and the wine carries to a light, dry, lingering finish. This is an up-front, raspberryish Pinot Noir with good grip and tannin structure. Match with pasta and barbecued fare over the next 3+ years. Hawke’s Bay fruit destemmed, given a cold soak and fermentation initiated by indigenous yeasts to 13.2% alc., the wine on skins 5-7 days post ferment, and aged approx. 6 months in French oak with 20% new equivalence. 17.0-/20 May 2015 RRP $22.00

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