Pegasus Bay Prima Donna Pinot Noir 2017, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 12-Nov-2021
Bright, clear ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. The wine has an alluring bouquet, slowly growing with red fruit, cherries, dried cranberries, underlying spice, forest floor, dried herb and delicate flower, along with a hint of smoky minerals. Medium-bodied, sweet fruit of cherries, dried cranberries, hibiscus, unfolding mushroom, forest floor, dried herb, then cinnamon, grounded nutmeg lingers with minerals. The wine is complex and pretty, delicate with underlying power and strength. Integrated lacy acidity seductively gliding along a fine-grained, silky mouthfeel to linearity, enduring sweet fruit and floral. This seductive Pinot Noir with delicate sweet fruit and floral features on a silky mouthfeel with power, charm, and a long, satisfying finish. Only produced in exceptional years, selected from best barrels made from the oldest ungrafted vines in the vineyard. Approx one-third of grapes whole bunch with the balance destemmed on top, cold-soaked in vats for few days, wild fermented to 12.5% alc, post ferment maceration for up to a week. Then aged in French oak barriques for 14 months, 40% new oak approx. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Nov 2021 RRP $100

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