Pyramid Valley ‘Growers Collection’ ‘Calrossie Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Apr-2018
Dark ruby-red colour with good depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with elegant and up-front aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with a subtle layer of dark herbs. The aromatics show with depth and intensity and a degree of finesse. Unfolding nuances of dark-red and violet florals and nuances of liquorice with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with bright, intense and vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red cherry fruit interwoven with fresh and dark herbs. Subtle notes of liquorice and raspberry liqueur add interest. The mouthfeel is poised and refreshing with lacy acidity and the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction lending an elegant core and line. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of cherries and herbs. This is an elegant, up-front, refreshing Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry fruit along with a subtle layering of herbs, with liquorice and raspberries on a lively, fine-structured palate. Match with duck and pork dishes over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Calrossie’ vineyard, Dashwood Pass, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.7% alc., the wine spending 27-28 days on skins and aged 9 months in 10% new French oak barriques. 828 dozen made. 18.5-/20 Apr 2018 RRP $45.00

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