Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Sep-2013
Even, dark, purple-red colour, lighter on edge. The nose is full and bold with ripe, dark berry and plum fruit aromas with an array of complex notes of savoury herbs, spices and sweet, whole berry aromatic lift. Medium-bodied, bright, luscious and sweet dark berry and plum flavours unfold to reveal spice, herb and liquorice interest. The fruit is fresh and primary, enhanced by the acidity, and is up-front and accessible. The mouthfeel is softly textured with moderate extraction and supple tannins that build, leading to a light, dry finish with red floral and herb nuances. This is a plush, bright-fruited and lively Pinot Noir with fine tannin backbone. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5+ years. Clones 115, 667, 777, 10/5, Abel and 5, primarily from company vineyards, almost fully destemmed (0.5% whole cluster), given a cold soak and mainly indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 10-22 days on skins and aged 9 months in 24% new French oak. 18.0-/20 Sep 2013 RRP $28.85

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