Ngatarawa ‘Stables Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-May-2016
Deep ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on the rim. This has a softly packed nose of dark-red cherry and tamarillo fruit aromas are entwined with dark herbs and some savoury, minerally reductive detail. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of dark cherries, tamarillos and dark herbs are up-front and open, and intermingle with minerally reduction. The mouthfeel is juicy and fleshy, enlivened by soft, but fresh acidity. The fruit is supported by moderately fine tannin extraction giving balance structure and grip. The wine flows to a light, dry finish with moderately lingering nuances of black cherries and herbs. This is an up-front, open black cherry and dark herb flavoured Pinot Noir with some minerally notes, fleshy textures and balancing grip. Match with antipasto, pasta and risotto, or with poultry and pork over the next 3 years. Clones 667, 777, 10/5 and Abel, predominantly from the higher river terraces at Crownthorpe and Dartmoor, with 10% from Bridge Pa Triangle, fermented with oak contact, 10% new equivalence, to 13.5% alc., with 10% aged in seasoned barrels. 16.0+/20 May 2016 RRP $19.00

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