One Off Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 28-Apr-2014
Martinborough fruit, clones 10/5, 777 and 115, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole clusters and a high proportion of whole berries to 13.2% alc., the wine spending 10-15 days on skins post ferment, and aged in French oak barriques. Even ruby-garnet red colour, lighter on edge. The nose is elegantly concentrated with savoury red cherry and strawberry fruit aromas along with piquant dried herb and mushroom notes, unfolding to reveal spice and nutty elements. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with light flavours of savoury strawberry fruit. Subtle layers of spices, dried herbs and savoury red berry fruits become revealed, growing in the glass. The acidity is elevated, enhancing the succulence of the fruit, and the palate follows a tight core with fine-grained tannins. Brown spices and nutty notes blossom on the moderately long finish. This is an elegant, racy, savoury fruited Pinot Noir with sweet and spicy fruit and lively palate. Serve with poultry and Mediterranean fare over the next 4-5 years. 17.5-/20 Apr 2014 RRP $35.00

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