Pyramid Valley Manata Pinot Noir 2021, Central Otago

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 17-May-2023
Moderately deep ruby-red and a black hue, lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full, with aromas of savoury plum, black cherry, raspberry, black olive, thyme, ash, spice and a hint of game. Medium-bodied aromas of salted plum, black cherry and raspberry interweaved with black olive, thyme, and delicate spice, along with ashy earthy and gamey notes. The fruit is sweet and pure with lacy acid support. Silky tannins leave a powdery coating on the palate and linger with good energy and a savoury, fresh closing. This Pinot Noir is delicate with a refined tannin framework, pure fruit and a lacy, enticing acid line. Match with roasted lamb rack and black pudding over the next 8 years. Fruit from Manata vineyard in Lowburn, handpicked, fermented with wild yeasts, aged in French oak for 12-18 months, bottled unfined, unfiltered. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) May 2023 RRP $60

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