Pegasus Bay ‘Prima Donna’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 22-Feb-2012
A variety of clones, from vines up to 25 y.o., destemmed and native yeast fermented with whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. ‘Prima Donna' is a selection from the best barrels and invariably includes wine from the oldest vines. Bright, even ruby-red colour with light, youthful, purple hues. Elegant and detailed on bouquet, there are aromas of dark red berry fruits and dark plums, finely expressed and beautifully layered, revealing florals, spices and toast. Full-bodied, this blossoms on the palate with rich, luscious and powerful flavours of ripe dark berry, cherry and plum fruit, with waves of complex earthy, spices and cedar. Excellent acidity adds to the sumptuousness, and fine-grained, firm tannins provide structure and grip, leading to a very long finish. This is a decadently rich and finely structured Pinot Noir to match with flavoursome red meat dishes over the next 8-10 years. 19.5-/20 Feb 2012 RRP $84.00

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