Peter Yealands ‘Premium Selection’ Marlborough/Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Feb-2013
Clones 777, 5 and 10/5 from the Awatere and Central Otago, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in 2 y.o. French oak. Moderately deep ruby-red with garnet hues, a little lighter on edge. The nose is soft and full with even aromas of dark red berry fruits and cherries along with dark herb notes. Medium-full bodied, dark red berry fruit flavours and herb notes form a firm palate line, with grainy tannins adding to the texture and moderate grip. The acidity is elevated and is the feature behind the drive. Spicy red fruit and hints of oak show on the finish. This is a moderately firm, spicy red fruited Pinot Noir with acid drive. Serve with pasta, pizza and poultry over the next 3 years. 16.5/20 Feb 2013 RRP $24.95 Medium deep ruby-red in colour, this has a light nose of moderately ripe raspberry and red cherry fruit aromas with herbal nuances. The fruit is bright, fresh and uncomplicated. The palate is more exuberant than the nose suggests, with youthful raspberry and cherry flavours alongside bracing acidity and brash tannins. Medium-weighted, this is a little unsettled and will benefit from a few months in bottle. Then drink with pasta, pizza, poultry and pork dished over the next 3-4+ years. Mainly clones 777, 5 and 10/5 from the ‘Seaview' vineyard in the Awatere, the ‘Flowerday' vineyard, and fruit from Central Otago. The fruit was given a cold soak and fermented to 13.0% alc., and a portion of the wine was aged in French oak. 16.0+/20 May 2011 RRP $21.50

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