Paddy Borthwick ‘Falloon Block’ Wairapapa Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Dec-2018
Even, light ruby-red colour with a little depth and slight purple hues on the rim. The nose is softly fragrant with gentle aromas of red cherry and berry fruit entwined with aromatic red florals, melded with soft notes of fresh herbs. This is elegant and has delicacy of fruit expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth and intensity with elegantly concentrated flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with lifted fragrant florals along with soft notes of fresh herbs. The palate has grainy tannin extraction in support with lacy acidity lending vitality. The wine is carried by the grippy structure to a dry, grainy finish. This is a grainy-textured Pinot Noir with fragrant cherry and berry fruit with fragrant florals. Match with tuna and salmon, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. A mix of clones from the ‘Falloon’ block, Bideford. Vines 10-20 y.o., fully destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., 45% of the wine aged 7 months in 20% new oak. 17.5-/20 Dec 2018 RRP $24.00

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