Ngatarawa ‘Stables Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 24-Feb-2017
Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the edge. This has a fresh nose with fragrant, primary fruit aromas of dark raspberries and violet florals, along with nutty oak and subtle mineral and reductive elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate has light flavours of dark raspberries and blackberries, entwined with dark herbs that grow gently to fill the mouth. Violet and dark-red florals, and mineral elements emerge to add interest. The fruit is underlined by light, grainy tannin extraction providing a textured core, the acidity softly integrated. The fruit sweetness is carried to a lingering finish revealing liquorice nuances. This is a moderately deep, sweet, raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with mineral and floral notes and a grainy tannin line. Serve with tapas, antipasto and pasta dishes over the next 3+ years. Predominantly clone 777 and 667 fruit, 80% from Matapiro and Wood Thorpe terraces and 20% from Bridge Pa Triangle, fermented with 20% new oak equivalence to 13.5% alc., 10% of the wine aged in barrel. 16.5/20 Feb 2017 RRP $18.99

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