Pencarrow Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Aug-2017
Ruby-red colour with some purple hues and a little depth, paler on the rim. This has a gently full and elegantly voluminous nose with softly packed aromas of ripe dark-red and black berry and cherry fruit, unfolding subtle notes of violet florals and dark herbs from the core. The aromatics are elegant and beautifully ethereal. Medium-full bodied, the palate is lusciously rich and juicy with sweet flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit entwined with subtle nuances of dark herbs, unfolding fragrant violet and dark-red florals providing aromatic lift. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannins that provide structure and grip, but enable accessibility, and the acidity is fresh and lacy, lending energy and vitality. The wine flows to a rich and succulent finish of aromatic dark-red fruits with herb nuances. This is a deliciously juicy Pinot Noir with sweet dark-red berry and cherry fruits along with herbal detail and fragrant florals on a fine-grained palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5+ years. Clones 5, 114, 115, 667, 777, Abel and MV6 fruit from the ‘Pinnacles’. ‘East Base’, ‘Palliser/Clouston’ and a small amount from the ‘Collins’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole clusters to 14.1% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 24% new 228 L casks. 18.5/20 Aug 2017 RRP $30.00

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